Nationality: Sudanese

Educational Background:

  • BS Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Khartoum
  • MSc Aerospace Engineer, Istanbul Technical University

Role/s in the Project:

I am part of the Image Classification Unit (ICU) and Store and Forward (SF-WARD) mission teams. Mainly I am responsible for programming the microcontrollers of the mission boards and connecting them to other devices such as memories and other boards. I am as well responsible for configuring and programming the digital transceiver of (SF-WARD) which is an experimental approach.

How do you feel about being part of BIRDS-4 Satellite Project?

I am very glad to be part of such international project, to gain practical satellite knowledge and to have such amazing friends. It is indeed a great opportunity to me, it is a bright spot in my career. I do feel so excited to see our satellites launched into space.

Any advice to people who are interested to be part of a satellite project in the future?

The satellites projects are multidisciplinary, before you join the project, identify what is your main contribution to the team, the make sure you get the basic knowledge of all other disciplines.