Mr. Tal Inbar studied Political Science (Bachelor’s degree) and Security Studies (Master’s degree), both in Tel Aviv University, Israel. He started working at the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies in 2003 and became the director of the institute’s space and UAV research center in 2007. He co-founded the international Ilan Ramon Space Conference in 2006 and is a leading member of its academic committee ever since. Mr. Inbar is also co-founder of the Israeli Space Society, an NGO whose main objective is to promote the space activities in Israel. Mr. Inbar was admitted as a member to the AIAA in 1997, and he is a member in several scientific organizations such as the space studies institute, the National Space Society and the Planetary Society, Israeli astronomy association and the Israeli Nano-satellites association.
Mr. Inbar follows the space programs of Israel for almost 30 years and has written numerous articles and op-eds in national and international media. He has been a staff writer and columnist on space issues at Israel’s leading science related monthly – Galileo. Under Mr. Inbar’s supervision and guidance, the Fisher institute conducted major research into Israel’s space policy, which led to a presentation to the Israeli parliamentary committee on science and technology and a presidential committee.
Another on-going project is a series of articles on the history of Israel’s space program, which Mr.
Inbar presents annually at the International Astronautical Congress. He was the co-chair of the 49th
IAA HISTORY OF ASTRONAUTICS SYMPOSIUM which was held in Jerusalem in 2015 as part of the
International Astronautical Congress. He is a member of the History Committee of the International
Academy of Astronautics, the Asia-Pacific regional group of the International Astronautical Federation
and the Space Museums and associations committee of the International Astronautical Federation.
• Mr. Inbar is a frequent speaker at international conferences, workshops and seminars such as
the International Astronautical Congress, Milsatcom, the Tel Aviv University workshop for
science, technology and security – to name a few. He is a guest lecturer in various courses,
among them the school of airpower studies, the command and staff college, Intelligence
branch units and more. An independent consultant on space issues, Mr. Inbar contributed to
the Space Competitiveness Index (a Futron product) and several other classified reports
delivered to governmental and industry customers.
In his daily work, Mr. Inbar covers several space issues such as space policy and technical
assessments of foreign space, ballistic missiles and rocket programs of Iran, North Korea and China,
as well as of non-state entities. Inbar is studding the use of drones and UAV systems in the Middle
East, Iran and China. He is a speaker, session chair and on the steering committee of UVID – the
largest International conference on UAV’s held annually in Israel.
He is a visiting speaker on various think-tanks and research institutes including RAND, the
Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, Secure World
Foundation – to name a few. On hid April 2016 visit to the US Inbar delivered 2 congressional
briefings and several briefings to senators of the US Senate, on the ballistic missile programs of Iran
and North Korea. Inbar is also a speaker at various HCoC conferences, and on 2018 was presented
his findings at a UNIDIR conference in Geneva.
He is an adviser to the Israeli Space Agency on various issues including space education.