JATAN MEHTA

Science writer ✨ Moon evangelist ✨ Public speaker

Science writing

I write high-quality articles on space exploration and the Moon on my blog. I’m a contributing editor for The Planetary Society, and my articles have been published on respected global publications.

Also published at The Space Review, Astrobites, The Print, Open Magazine, TIFR and TeamIndus.


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Moon evangelism

I love the Moon so much that I created a dedicated Moon page for everyone to learn about our cosmic neighbor and its exploration.

I also write Moon Monday, the only newsletter in the world dedicated to covering lunar exploration and science developments every week!

Outreach

I give public talks to inform and inspire kids, students and people at large about space exploration. If you’d like a session for your organization, please get in touch.

Space research

I was a science officer at TeamIndus, where I selected landing sites for their Moon missions, identified science objectives and converted them to engineering requirements.

Co-developed a framework with veteran scientist Dr. Jim Head and peers for maximizing science in lunar landing missions. Abstract and poster, presented at LPSC 2019.

Part of the TeamIndus group collaborating with Brown University on a science-optimized rover traverse in a Moon landing mission. Paper published in NewSpace.

I also have some research experience in Astrophysics, specifically in analyzing X-rays from cosmic objects as measured by Astrosat, India’s first space telescope.

More of my work on the Archive 📦


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