Bio

Co-founder at satsearch.co, where we are building a comprehensive, independent and up-to-date search engine that indexes all the products and services within the space industry. Our platform will provide users with parametric search capabilities, enabling complex data querying and visualisation at their fingertips.

Founded my first company Dhruva Space in 2012, a NewSpace company based out of Bengaluru, India with a vision to lead the privatisation of the spacecraft industry in India. Dhruva Space participated in over a dozen stratospheric balloon campaigns with Indian Institute of Astrophysics and attempted to develop a micro-satellite class bus with a primary focus on Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) and Operation of satellites.

A DAAD Scholar pursuing doctoral candidate at Lehrstuhl Supply Chain Management, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, driving research based on business management with a focus on business ecosystems.

Erasmus Mundus SpaceMaster graduate and an EGIDE scholar (French Embassy Scholarship 2011) with a Master in Space Technology, Sweden and a Master in Space Techniques and Instrumentation, France. Previous experiences with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, DLR Institute of Space Systems, Germany. Master in Space & Telecom Laws from the Center for Air & Space Law of NALSAR Law University, Hyderabad. With my background in Space Instrumentation & Technology and experiences in the entrepreneurial landscape of India, I research on space policy models that shall enable integration of commercial and NewSpace possibilities into the Indian space ecosystem.

Curator of NewSpace India, an online publication dedicated to presenting in-depth analyses of issues around the Indian space programme. NewSpace India has a collection of articles, interviews providing insights into current issues in technology, policy, economics, commercialisation, geopolitics, and defence around the Indian space programme.

Co-founder of the Small Satellite Project Group at the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). Founding member of Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) India chapter, Member of the Erasmus Mundus Association, COSPAR Associate, Organiser of SpaceUp Unconferences.

 

BOOK RELEASESpace 2.0 India – Commerce, Policy, Security and Governance Perspective released as a part of the Observer Research Foundation – Annual Space Policy Dialogue.