Feb. 28, 2021

The world witnessed the historic landing of NASA's Perseverance Rover, the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to another world.


  • Among the scientists who are part of this historic mission, Indian-American Dr Swati Mohan spearheaded the development of attitude control and the landing system for the rover.

  • Besides that she was the lead systems engineer throughout the development.

  • She is the key communicator between the GN&C subsystem and the rest of the project's teams.

  • Dr Mohan had emigrated from India to the United States at the age of One. She has worked on Mars-2020 since almost the beginning of the project in 2013 and is currently working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.