Co-founder and CTO, Space-Nest
Ofer Lapid holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering and a M.Sc in Electronics Systems engineering and Management from Tel Aviv university. He is an alumnus, faculty, and trustee of the International Space University (ISU) representing the Israel Space Agency. Ofer has over 25 years experience in Aerospace and Space program management and technology development. Ofer was appointed to the Specialised Panel of Scientific Experts pursuant to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Outer Space Rules since 2016. Currently Ofer is the Program Manager of the ULTRASAT astrophysical observation satellite at the Weizmann Institute of Science in collaboration with CalTech and JPL. An Expert Evaluator for the European Commission Horizon 2020 Space Technologies R&D program, for the Office of Chief Scientist at the Israeli Ministry of Economy as well as the Israel Space Agency. He is the Co-founder and CTO of Space-Nest, an Israeli space startup incubator. Ofer volunteers as a mentor for SpaceIL the Israeli GLXP lunar lander mission.