Venkatesan (Prasad) Sundararajan

– Comparative space strategy, economic and risk analysis;
– Space systems design & architecture review;
– Application of digital technologies for model-based design and knowledge management.

Public Leadership Credential (PLC) Program
Harvard Kennedy School, November 2020.

Advanced Project Management Certificate
Stanford University, California, 2005.

MBA, Finance & Strategy
Rollins College, Florida, 1996.

M. Eng, Mechanical Engineering
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 1994.

B. Eng, Mechanical Engineering
Madurai University, India, 1991.

Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Member, AIAA Economics Technical Committee.

  1. “Understanding NASA-ESA Mars Sample Return (MSR) Campaign Concept by Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Design and Analysis”, AIAA 2022-2134, AIAA SciTech Forum, January 2022.
  2. “Tradespace Exploration of Space System Architecture and Design for India’s Shukrayaan-1, Venus Orbiter Mission”, AIAA 2021-4103, AIAA ASCEND 2021, November 2021.
  3. “Gaganyaan Mission: Socio-technical Systems Design and Strategic Perspectives of India’s Human Spaceflight Program”, AIAA 2021-0306, AIAA SciTech Forum, January 2021.
  4. “Exploring Model-based Portfolio Design Optimization for Modern Combat Aircrafts Selection Utilizing MATE and EEA Methods”, AIAA 2020-3117, AIAA AVIATION 2020 Forum, June 2020.
  5. “TASTE of Europe’s JUICE Mission: Tradespace Analysis of Spacecraft Technology Evaluation (TASTE) for ESA’s JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE)”, AIAA 2019-0769, AIAA SciTech 2019 Forum Proceedings, January 2019.
  6. “Space System Architecture of India’s Aditya-L1 Mission to study the Sun”, AIAA 2018-5128, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum, September 2018.
  7. “Overview and Technical Architecture of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Mission to the Moon”, AIAA 2018-2178, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2018.
  8. “Case Study of European Mars Missions Utilizing System Design and Management Methods”, AIAA 2017-5324, AIAA SPACE and Astronautics Forum, September 2017