Backstage with Team Indus

India’s space startup prepares for its trip to the moon

N S Ramnath

[Photographs by Hemant Mishra of Mint]

Even though Team Indus signed up late for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, it has garnered immense support from a myriad of partners and has reached important milestones in its quest to send a spacecraft and robot to the moon. In January it was one of four teams to win a $1 million Milestone Prize for the lander system. NS Ramnath and photographer Hemant Mishra from Mint provide us a peek into how the team works.

Also read the related article on Team Indus here.

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N S Ramnath
N S Ramnath

Senior Editor

Founding Fuel

NS Ramnath is a member of the founding team & Lead - Newsroom Innovation at Founding Fuel, and co-author of the book, The Aadhaar Effect. His main interests lie in technology, business, society, and how they interact and influence each other. He writes a regular column on disruptive technologies, and takes regular stock of key news and perspectives from across the world. 

Ram, as everybody calls him, experiments with newer story-telling formats, tailored for the smartphone and social media as well, the outcomes of which he shares with everybody on the team. It then becomes part of a knowledge repository at Founding Fuel and is continuously used to implement and experiment with content formats across all platforms. 

He is also involved with data analysis and visualisation at a startup, How India Lives.

Prior to Founding Fuel, Ramnath was with Forbes India and Economic Times as a business journalist. He has also written for The Hindu, Quartz and Scroll. He has degrees in economics and financial management from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.

He tweets at @rmnth and spends his spare time reading on philosophy.

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