Susmita Mohanty

Director General, Spaceport SARABHAI

Dr. Susmita Mohanty is a spaceship designer and the only space entrepreneur in the world to have started companies on 3 different continents. She is the CEO of EARTH2ORBIT, India’s first private start-up (2009-ongoing). She has co-founded two other companies, MOONFRONT in San Francisco (2001-07) and LIQUIFER in Vienna (2004-ongoing). Prior to turning entrepreneur, she worked for the International Space Station Program at Boeing in California and did a short stint at NASA Johnson. In 2017, she was featured on cover of Fortune Magazine. In 2012, she was voted into Financial Times’ list of “25 Indians to Watch”. In 2005, Susmita was honored on Capitol Hill in Washington DC with the International Achievement Award. Educated in India, France, and Sweden, Susmita holds multiple degrees including a PhD. A passionate climate action advocate, she is one of a few to have visited the Arctic and Antarctica, on invitation. More @

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