Susmita Mohanty
Nonresident Scholar, Technology and Society Program


Susmita Mohanty is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie India. She is the director general of Spaceport SARABHAI, a ‘space’ think tank. She has co-founded space companies on three different continents: MOONFRONT (San Francisco), LIQUIFER (Vienna), and EARTH2ORBIT (Bangalore). In a career spanning 25 years, Susmita has worked with the Americans, Japanese, Europeans, Russians, and Indians in various capacities. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council for Space Technologies. In 2019, she was selected as one of BBC’s 100 women laureates who inspire and influence a female-led future. Educated in India, France, and Sweden, she has multiple degrees, including a PhD.

Education: PhD, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, Licentiate in Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden, MSS, International Space University, Strasbourg, France, MDes, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, BE, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

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In The Media
in the media
Why Does Gaganyaan Crew Have No Women? History Shows India Has No Excuses

Was it necessary for the Gaganyaan astronaut selection process to be so conservative, given the liberal precedent?

· March 14, 2024
The Print
ISRO Dares Mighty Things, With a Unique Signature

In a milestone for India, ISRO achieved a soft lunar landing near the moon’s south pole. This commentary reflects on the organization’s vision and the factors that allow it to make history time after time.

· October 31, 2023
Susmita Mohanty on Developments in India's Space Sector

In this episode of Interpreting India, Susmita Mohanty joins Konark Bhandari to discuss recent developments in India's space sector.

· April 20, 2023
Living without boundaries: Space entrepreneurship and climate consciousness

We are delighted to present the new avatar of the Anahita Speaker Series. In this episode, watch Dr. Susmita Mohanty talk about her journey as a space entrepreneur and how her innovative contributions are making space travel a comfortable reality. The talk also discusses questions such as, what can democratized space exploration can mean for climate change responses and the significance of interdisciplinarity in this field.

· September 14, 2021
A Political History of Technology in India
February 27, 2020

In post-independence India, technology has emerged as a crucial sector that has driven the country's development.

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