Born in 1950 in Russia, Alexander Friedman made aliya to Israel in 1970.  He graduated with an M. Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Jerusalem Hebrew University and has more than 35 years experience in satellite design.  Major positions: founder and first Manager of System Engineering Department at MBT Space, System Engineering Manager of AMOS1,  AMOS2 and AMOS 3, LEOP Mission Manager of AMOS1 and AMOS 3, Satellites Systems Manager at Spacecom Ltd. He joined  SpaceIL at the beginning of 2015