Marco Romero is an Aeronautical Engineer. He is certified on the “Moon of the Solar System” by the UK Open University and on “Mars Surviving Principles” by Malaysia’s Monash University. He also has a certification on GIS and Remote Sensing from TOPGIS and from University of Luxemburg Competence Centre. He received the Copernicus Certification for data usage, public policy, products and services development from PWC. He recently enrolled for the Advanced Master of Space System Engineering at ISAE Supaero.
He participated in the construction of the first Angolan Satellite and has served in the Project Management Department of GGPEN. He supported the development of a Space Education and Outreach Program in Angola that was expanded through Africa through videos and comic books and Pico Satellites. He expanded his career to the Angolan Space Program as a specialist in Ballistic Navigation and Support for Satellite Operations at the Funda’s Mission and Control Centre.
He currently works at Airbus Defence and Space. He started an observation mission at the French Aerospace Valley working on the NanoStar, UFO and Gallatea European programs, learning how to develop a strategy to implement a sustainable Newspace Ecosystem in African countries regardless of their space development stage.
He has created several hackathons, conferences, incubations, challenges, studies, projects, research Articles and other activities in Angola and joined similar activities in other countries. In the last four years, he has developed and consolidated 6 Startups that contribute to the development of the Aerospace Sector in Africa.
He is the National Point of Contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) participating in 5 Project Groups, as well as National Outreach Coordinator of the International Astronomical Union in Angola, International Space Station Ambassador, Responsible for the “Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)” Angolan chapter and World Economic Forum Global Shapers member at the Luanda HUB. He is a member of several international communities and space activities.