Having successfully created and run businesses for over 15 years, Rahul is now leading an unprecedented moonshot – landing a space craft on the moon – via TeamIndus. Rahul leads an Aerospace startup out of Bangalore, attempting to redraw the boundaries of private enterprise, bringing to life a wider vision to India’s entrepreneurial culture. Rahul is a firm believer in the power of technology to predict, interpret and execute solutions that will positively impact minds across the world.
When you think about the scale of the ambitious Google Lunar XPrize mission and the task in hand it's intimidating. There are amazing natural wonders, valuable resources, and unsolved mysteries waiting to be discovered on the moon and it's our task to send HD visual content back to earth for everyone to enjoy by the end of 2016. Throughout these trials and tribulations, one thing is constant throughout: the importance of connectivity and communications.
Just a few months ago, I listened intently as Freeman Dyson said, "If you want to have a programme for moving out into the universe, you have to think in centuries, not decades." A few months later, Team Indus was born and we dreamed of proving Dyson wrong, delivering best-in-class technology to defy odds. As part of the Google Lunar XPrize, we've launched a mission to safely land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon, and transmit HD video and images back to earth - all by December 2016!