ASET Colloquium

Destination Moon: Building of a Moonshot

by Prithvi Gautham, John K John and Hari Prasad Gokul (TeamIndus Foundation, Bengaluru)

Friday, September 14, 2018 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Homi Bhabha Auditorium
India’s aerospace startup TeamIndus Foundation is attempting the first ever soft-landing on the Moon by any private entity. An unbelievably challenging feat that only the USA, USSR and China have achieved via national space programmes with billion-dollar budgets and decades of prior space experience. This Engineer’s Day, ECA or ‘Ek Choti si Asha’,the micro-class exploration rover tailored to explore the lunar surface is coming to Mumbai! Join Team Indus engineers as they share the journey of building a moonshot – from the science and engineering behind the mission to the challenges of building a spacecraft and a space-grade rover. 

About the speakers:
Prithvi Gautham is an engineer with the Control and Data Handling subsystem at TeamIndus Foundation. He designs electronic circuits that are simple yet fail-safe so that they survive the harsh environment of space. He's worked on the Telemetry-Telecommand system, Thermal control system, Communication system, etc. for the spacecraft and the rover. 

John K John is an engineer with the spacecraft structures subsystem and is currently working towards completing the overall configuration and flight lander model configuration.

Hari Prasad Gokul is an electronics engineer with the Avionics team at TeamIndus Foundation, developing and testing the avionics systems that will fly on the spacecrafts.
Organised by Dr. Satyanarayana Bheesette