About

Hi, I’m Jatan Mehta, a science writer and public speaker passionate about space exploration and the Moon. Let’s get to know me and my work.

Science Writing

I write high-quality articles on space exploration and science, you can find them all on this blog, jatan.space. My articles have been published on respected global publications.

Also published at Open Magazine, TIFR and TeamIndus Moonshot.

I’ve also been mentioned in the media and had my articles featured.

Outreach

I often speak at public events to inform and inspire kids, students and the public at large about space exploration. Here are some notable ones.

Look up and wonder, or we die.

If you’d like a session for you or your organization, visit the public talks page.

Space Research

I was a science officer at TeamIndus, where my work entailed selecting landing sites for their Moon missions, identifying science objectives and converting them to engineering requirements.

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

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

I also have some research experience in Astrophysics, specifically with X-ray emitting cosmic objects. My project involved analyzing X-ray emissions from a binary star system using ISRO’s Astrosat data. Astrosat is India’s first space telescope.

Satellite Projects

When not writing articles, I’m making videos and podcasts on space exploration or building niche, informative websites

Keep me going 🚀

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Interested in the “other side of me”? Well, there’s also my personal blog for life musings, tech thoughts, poems and more.