Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA)Chairman of the Board of Directors


Space Operations Director for the Ecuadorian Space Agency. Mission Commander for the Project DAEDALUS missions. Mission Commander for the Microgravity world record mission Chief Engineer of the HYPERION – National UV Reactive Alert Network Chief Designer of Project HERMES – The first Internet-to-Orbit gateway. Chief Engineer and team leader that built the first two Ecuadorian satellites. Mission Director for NEE-Alpha satellite constellation launch and operation. Mission Supervisor for IRVINE Cubesat STEM Program


First Ecuadorian Cosmonaut, 2007 Designer of the Ecuadorian Space Program, 2007 Founder of the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency, 2007 Designer and commander of the 1st Latin American microgravity plane, 2008 Achieved the Microgravity Guinness World Record, 2008 Built the first National UV Reactive Alert Network, 2008 Designed and built the first Internet-to-Orbit gateway. HERMES-A, 2009 Designed and built the 1st Ecuadorian satellite, NEE-01 PEGASUS. 2011 Designed and built the 2nd Ecuadorian satellite, NEE-02 KRYSAOR. 2012 Launched the 1st and 2nd Ecuadorian satellites, 2013 The first functional rescue operation on nanosatellites, 2014 The first Ecuadorian citizen to be elected to the International Academy of Astronautics, 2015 Responsible for achieving the first export of Latin American space technology to the U.S. 2016


IAF Space Security Committee – Permanent Member American Association for Advancement of Science – AAAS – Fellow Member Planetary Society – Member International Academy of Astronautics – Lifetime Member, Engineering Sciences

EDUCATION: MSc. Systems Engineer – Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil – UCSG, 1994 Cybernetics (Major), PCP, Belgium, 1999 Astrobiology Professor – TERC, 2001 ASA/T Cosmonaut – Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, 2007 IAA Academician M2, 2015


First Ecuadorian Astronaut, Ecuadorian Air Force – June 2007 One of 9 most successful men in Ecuador, HOGAR mag., July 2007 Medal ‘Example for Youth’ of Ecuadorian Gov., October 2007 Man of year, Ecuador, 2007 One of 4 most successful Ecuadorians, December 2007 Global Citizenship Award 2010 – March 2010 Hall of Fame of Lebanese descendants – November 2010 National Congress Medal VICENTE ROCAFUERTE to Scientific Merit – May 2011 Wall of illustrious Professionals of Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil, 1994 Best Alumni, May 2012 SCIENTIFIC MERIT Award – City Council of Samborondon – Ecuador – 2012 Medal University and Science – Universidad Católica Santiago de Guayaquil, May 2013 Medal Battle of Pichincha – M.I. Provincial Council of Pichincha Province, May 2013 Medal Joint Armed Forces for Exceptional Services to the Nation – Joint Chiefs of the Armed Forces – Ecuador – 2013 LaSalle SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE Award – LaSalle Ex-Alumni National Board – Ecuador – 2013 IAC 2015 Ambassador – International Astronautical Federation – 2015 IAF GRULAC Vice-president – International Astronautical Federation – 2016 IAF GRULAC President – International Astronautical Federation – 2017


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany