TeamIndus Foundation Open House

May 5, 2018
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
TeamIndus, TeamIndus, Survey # 9, Off Bellary Road, Jakkuru Main Rd, Jakkuru Layout, Byatarayanapura

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TeamIndus Foundation invites you to a National-Astronaut day special open house. Join us as we celebrate the power of stories behind the space missions to inspire everyone to “reach for the stars”. This event will include a special talk by Mr. N. C. Bhat, Former Group Director, Spacecraft Mechanisms, ISAC, ISRO and currently TeamIndus Structures and Mechanisms Expert.

The soft-spoken Bhat sir was due to become only the second Indian in space in the mid-eighties after NASA had shortlisted him to be India’s first astronaut, as a payload specialist. That was before Space Shuttle Challenger tragically disintegrated 73 seconds after launch, bringing a temporary halt to the shuttle program.

A vintage image of space scientists N.C Bhat and P Radhakrishnan at the INSAT project headquarters before their scheduled blast-off in the “Challenger” space shuttle in September 1986. Credits: India Today

An India Today article published on 15th November, 1985 reported: 
“It was only in June last year that Radhakrishnan and Bhat were selected from 340 applicants by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) when USA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offered a piggy-back space ride to any country sending up a major payload on the Space Transportation System.
Since India was planning to send up INSAT 1C - purchased from Ford Aerospace for Rs 70 crore - on the space shuttle, NASA reserved one seat for an Indian scientist. India grabbed the opportunity because as ISRO Chairman Professor U.R. Rao puts it: "So far we have always been watching from the sidelines. Now we will be in the bus too." 

In addition to interacting with Bhat sir as he narrates his first hand experience of the astronaut training for space missions , you will also get an exclusive peek into the pioneering TeamIndus lunar mission, explained by the engineers & scientists responsible for building the spacecraft and the rover ECA. 

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The spacecraft is now about 100 meters from the lunar surface; With Main engine throttling down and ACT keeping spacecraft orientated while minimizing lateral velocity, the spacecraft descends to the surface. This is where our spacecraft’s structure and landing gear will be put to the test. 

This is just a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes in store for you at the open house. With unique set-ups that include our Mission operation control center, Lunar test rig, and Integration facility, witness our spacecraft and rover from up-close as the engineers take you through the tech behind it. The session will end with an exclusive session and freewheeling Q & A with N.C. Bhat sir.


In India, only 4 out of every 1,000 youngsters venture deep into science. That means the land that’s given the world some of its best scientific minds often struggles to create the next generation of scientific thought leaders. At TeamIndus Foundation, we believe that driving curiosity in science has less to do with what is taught and more with how it is taught. We exist to bring science to life through experiential learning. By sparking change through our programs, we hope at least 20 out of every 1,000 students choose a life-long adventure with science. 

NoteThere will be 2 sessions at 11 AM - 1 PM and 3 PM - 5 PM. The duration of each session is 120 mins. Please select the preferred slot in the attendee form.

Who can participate: Given the technical nature of the sessions, it is generally observed that kids may not be most interested in them. Hence, we recommend all enthusiasts above the age of 12 to register for the event.  

Pricing: The ticket is priced at Rs.1200 per person (inclusive of all). Applicable to all above the age of 12. No on-spot registrations. This includes a TeamIndus merchandise kit and an incredibly memorable experience! 

Feel free to reach out to us on our social profiles or just comment below for more details.


estimonials from the attendees of our previous editions:

“Actually reviewing today's open house session 1... and is it turned out, it was easily the best couple of hours I have spent in a long long time learning about an area that is so interesting and thought provoking. Extremely impressed by the way today's event was organized and conducted by the knowledgeable and enthusiastic team that is clearly very proud (and rightfully so) of the work they are doing. Each of the sessions was very informative and I really liked the way the presenters interacted with the attendees and answered all their questions in detail. The return gifts were certainly an unexpected surprise and well appreciated. Going forward, I'll be certain to follow Team Indus progress closely and wish the team all the best for a successful launch and lunar landing very very soon...” 
Vikas Mathur

"Open House was a very nice concept & 90 Mins of technical sessions were the best ! Exploring New Possibilities over the moon & into deep space which helps the mankind & its future sustainability ! Team Indus is Gonna Make it to the moon & make india proud about it." 
Patel Dhwanil

"I had a chance to talk to some folks at Team Indus some time back... the passion and energy was refreshing so was seeing the steady hand of some of India's finest space scientists guiding the mission. I wish them all the very best! " 
Hari Vasudevan

"I got an opportunity to attend open house session at Team Indus campus Jakkur. I entered the campus having very little knowledge about space technologies and the complexity of work involved in taking the space craft from earth to moon. I was overwhelmed by the openness with which the crew members were sharing the information with us to make it #harindiankamoonshot. I was awed to see a very young workforce driving the mission. I was thinking it will take time for India to come out with a private sector entity in the field of space exploration similar to spacex, my perspective thoroughly changed the moment I got into the campus. Over all experience left me more inspired to do dream, aspire and explore. Thank You." 
Sumanth Shenoy

"Well structured interaction. Great to interact, very clear and easy to understand mission plan and progress. The people were welcoming and answering all our curious questions. They have a lofty goal - putting a rover on moon and have it move 500 mtrs on the moon. The PR machinery is great too! The ability for a common person to interact, learn and contribute at their own level is awesome! And the best part was the posters/keychains (for my kid) with inspiring quotes like below - "Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known" - Carl Sagan" 
Uma R. Iyer

"Amazing people and a great office! I had been here for an open house and got an insight of all the technology and hard work that has gone into making India's first Rover that will land on moon. Wish them all the success!" 
Anmol Joshi


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