• Ali Al Mahmood Satellite Design and Construction, National Space Science Agency, Bahrain
  • Amina AlBalooshi Satellite Design and Construction, National Space Science Agency, Bahrain
  • Amal AlBinali Strategic Planning and Projects, National Space Science Agency, Bahrain
  • Rasha AlAmad Strategic Planning and Projects, National Space Science Agency, Bahrain




NSSA, Bahrain, Covid-19 Challenges, Nanosatellite, Pandemic, Projects, Space, CubeSat


The Covid-19 pandemic challenged every business in all sectors around the world, whether it is a private or public, which demanded swift adaptation ensuring the persistence of businesses, industries, or organizations, and maximizing resource utilization. Therefore, different strategies were implemented by different governments and entities to tackle the challenges that accompanied the lockdown situation. This article describes the different tools and processes utilized by the National Space Science Agency (NSSA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain during the pandemic, tackling mainly communication, work culture, and remote project management challenges that severely impacted the nanosatellites development and space applications projects. This article also provides recommendations to have a better workflow to maintain organization sustainability, increase the productivity of the workforce during any pandemic and promote a culture of adaptability in the workplace; while minimizing the risks of the spread of pathogens, thus protecting the business and most importantly employees.


Download data is not yet available.


Barbosa, D., & Azevedo, A. (2012). A Platform Specification of a Space Project Management Handbook, Procedia Technology, 5, 589–598. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.protcy.2012.09.065

Bick, A., Blandin, A., & Mertens, K. (2020). Work From Home after the COVID-19 Outbreak, SSRN Electronic Journal. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3786142

Bloom, N. (2014). To Raise Productivity, Let More Employes Work From Home, Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2014/01/to-raise-productivity-let-more-employees-work-from-home

Brown, N. C., Harrington, Y., Vicinanza, H., Chatman, P., Goldberg, J., A., & Srivastava, S. (2021). How Have Organizational Cultures Shifted During the COVID-19 Pandemic, California Management Review. https://cmr.berkeley.edu/assets/documents/pdf/2021-07-how-have-organizational-cultures-shifted.pdf

Chernogorova, Y., Bliznakov, Z., & Bliznakova, K. (2021) Management Challenges in Implementing Scientific Projects During COVID-19 Pandemic, Polish Journal of Management Studies, 23(1), 136–150. https://doi.org/10.17512/pjms.2021.23.1.09

Honore-Livermore, E., & Birkeland, R. (2021). Managing Product Development and Integration of a University Cubesat In A Locked Down World. https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO50100.2021.9438490

Ng, J. J., Navaretnam, S., & Lee Qiong Wei, J. (2020). Considerations for IT Management in a COVID-19 World, IEEE Engineering Management Review, 48(3), 16–18. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMR.2020.3014777

Limeade Institute. (2020). Organizational Culture [Research paper]. https://www.limeade.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Organizational-Culture-Research-Paper.pdf

Markovic, M., & Salamzadeh, A. (2018). The Importance of Communication in Business. Management 7th International Scientific Conference on Employment. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3578378

Project Management Institute. (2017). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Project.co, 2022. Project.co. Business Communication Report. Project Management Institute, 2022. https://www.pmi.org/pmbok-guide-standards/foundational/PMBOK

Travers, C. (2016). Does the Future Have Room For Face-To-Face Communication.




How to Cite

Al Mahmood, A., AlBalooshi, A., AlBinali, A., & AlAmad, R. (2023). OVERCOMING COVID-19 CHALLENGES IN EMERGING SPACE INDUSTRIES. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 10(5), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v10.i5.2023.1324