About

I’m Jatan Mehta, a science writer and public speaker passionate about space exploration and the Moon.

Science writing

I write high-quality articles on space exploration and the Moon on this blog, jatan.space. 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, The Print, Open Magazine, TIFR and TeamIndus.

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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 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 in analyzing X-rays from cosmic objects as measured by Astrosat, India’s first space telescope.

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