Vivek Suresh Prasad
Mr. Prasad is an ex-ISRO scientist and has been involved in the Space Industry since 2010, joining NSR in 2019. At NSR, he leads the market research and consulting efforts across Enterprise VSAT, Consumer Broadband, and Aero Satcom (IFC) markets. Prior to NSR, he was leading the Frost & Sullivan Space Research Program as Industry Principal with focus areas encompassing Small-satellites, Mega-constellations, Enterprise broadband & Satellite Communication market and has led multiple client-centric consulting assignments including the UK Space Agency Spaceport business model.
At ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), he has worked in the System Integration Group of ISRO Satellite Centre Bangalore for 7 years (2010-2017). His responsibilities included Satellite Configuration studies, System Integration, Mass properties management, Launch interface studies, and Project Management. During his tenure at ISRO, he has worked on seven satellite missions including SARAL: An Indo-French Satellite and ASTROSAT: India’s first dedicated astronomy satellite. He was also a core team member responsible for the design and development of ISRO’s first Nano-satellite platform, INS-1A & INS-1B.
Mr. Prasad holds Aerospace MBA degree from Toulouse Business School-Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering degree from SASTRA University. He has also worked as M.S. Research Scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2009-2010, where he analyzed insect aerodynamics/micro aerial vehicles using computational fluid dynamics techniques.