Susmita Mohanty is a spaceship designer and the only space entrepreneur in the world to have started companies on three different continents. She is the CEO of EARTH2ORBIT, India’s first private start-up that played a pivotal role in opening up the US launch market for India. She has co-founded two other companies, MOON-FRONT and LIQUIFER.
In 2019, Susmita was selected as one of BBC’s 100 Women laureates inspiring and influencing a female-led future. In 2016, she was nominated to the World Econom-ic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council for Space Technologies. In 2005, Susmita was honored on Capitol Hill in Washington DC with the International Achievement Award.
Susmita holds multiple degrees including a PhD. She hopes that someday, she can take long sorties on the Moon, even sit back, relax and watch the Earth float by.