Deepana Gandhi

Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer, TeamIndus - Axiom Research Labs, India

Region:          Asia 

Field:              Engineering/ Technology

 

Profile:     In March 2013, I came across an exciting article about a team of young Indians competing in a global space race to land a spacecraft on the Moon. It sounded unbelievable. TeamIndus (TI) was the only Indian entrant competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP). I followed them on Facebook, eager to know what they were up to. With each passing day, I grew more inspired by their work.

At the time, I was pursuing a Masters in Control Systems Engineering. My fascination with space led me to do my thesis at the ISRO Satellite Center (ISAC). When I discovered that TeamIndus was looking for engineers, I was thrilled. I could imagine myself being a part of this audacious mission. And today, I am doing exactly that! At TeamIndus, I do what I love – develop Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) algorithms for a space mission.

 

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