Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya is a rocket scientist and space entrepreneur with experience in spacecraft development and operations, NewSpace startups, academic administration, scientific research, and technical writing. She is co-Founder of Astropreneurs HUB (astro-launch.com), a Singapore- and US-based startup dedicated to space workforce development through software solutions and sector-related training.
Her previous experience includes over two decades with NASA as a scientist and engineer. She has analyzed and synthesized technical information and played a key role in fostering communication between academic and industrial teams with varying priorities and work cultures, both within the US and overseas. NASA projects have included the Hubble Space Telescope, the Mars Rover Program, the Galileo Mission to Jupiter, the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, and others.
Dr. Bhattacharya holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in space physics from UCLA and dual degrees from Rutgers University, a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in physics.