MARS'17 SUMMIT

21-23 February 2017
Venue: ACS Engineering College, Bangalore, India

MARS SUMMIT 2017 is to showcase the latest technological advancements, related products and technical services towards Mars Exploration. It will provide a platform for space agencies, specialists, entrepreneurs and space industries to display their visions to the decision makers.

The Mars Summit would facilitate joint venture, technology transfer, marketing arrangements and will also provide opportunities to network with the Space Industries from all over the world. The Exhibition would also be showcasing India's achievements and prospects for space sector. India has made major contribution in space research & development. We are connecting Academia, Industry, Research Institutes & Space Agencies, Policymakers, startups and starters in space domain.

We are organizing the special event on CANSAT Competition among the Schools & Universities. The selected CANSAT are going to be launched in the final day to showcasing the event.

In addition to expert speakers and luminaries, the Mars Summit will feature discussions on such critical topics as:

  1. Why Mars? Mars Science: Updates and Opportunities
  2. Mission Architecture Concepts
  3. Policy Opportunities for Mars by the Early 2030s
  4. Mars and STEM Education
  5. Satellite Technologies
  6. In-situ resource utilization technologies for Mars life support systems.
  7. Mars settlement & Terraforming
  8. In-depth Technical and Science Sessions
  9. Astronaut/Cosmonaut talk & any topic related Space Technologies
  10. Abstractsof no more than 300 words should be sent by 15 February 2017 via email to : papers@mars-summit.com

Joint Organizing Committee


Prof. R.R Elangovan

Chair, MARS SUMMIT 2017

Vice-Principal & Head/Dept. of Aerospace

ACS College of Engineering

Email: elangovan@mars-summit.com

Mobile: +91-99808 08703


Mr. Jayakumar Venkatesan

Executive & Technical Chair, Mars Summit 2017

Chairman & CEO

Valles Marineris International Private Limited

Email: jayakumar@mars-summit.com

Mobile: +91 7774022000


Mr. Sanjay Rathee

Co-Chair, Mars Summit 2017

Chairman & CEO,

Space Development Nexus,India

Email: sanjay@mars-summit.com

Mobile: +91- 98732 27564

Joint Supporting Team


Mr. Nishant Gaurav

Team Lead, Mars Summit 2017

Head Global

Space Development Nexus,India

Email: nishant@mars-summit.com

Mobile: +91-98866 85718


Mr. Ron Sparkman

Executive Committee, Mars Summit 2017

Founder at UpportunityU.com: Space and Science News

Email: upportunityu@gmail.com


Mr. Bill Hargenrader

Executive Committee, Mars Summit 2017

Founder at Bill Hargenrader - Next Level Life & Community Leader at I Love Mars

Email: bill.hargenrader@gmail.com

Joint Executive Committee


Dr. Srimathy Kesan

Executive Committee,
Mars Summit 2017
Director- Space Kidz India

Email: spacekidzindia@gmail.com


Mr. Ron Sparkman

Executive Committee,
Mars Summit 2017

Founder at UpportunityU.com: Space and Science News

Email: upportunityu@gmail.com


Mr. Bill Hargenrader

Executive Committee,
Mars Summit 2017

Founder at Bill Hargenrader - Next Level

Life & Community Leader at I Love Mars

Email: bill.hargenrader@gmail.com


Dr. Anil Kumar,

Executive Committee-Mars Summit 2017

FExecutive Director, Moon City Design 2020

Email: anil@mars-summit.com


Mr. Pankaj Gohil

Executive Committee, Mars summit 2017

Founder-PANIN VISUAL TECHNOLOGIES PVT LTD,

Email: pankaj@panvisual.com


Ms. Sotira Trifourki

Executive Committee, Mars Summit 2017

CEO & Founder, Artemis Space

Email: info@xploraverse.com


Mr. Sourabh Kaushal

Executive Committee, Mars summit 2017

Founder- SMART CIRCUITS,

Email: er.sourabhkaushal@gmail.com


Ms. Padmasri Naidu

Executive Commitee, Mars Summit 2017

Co-Founder at SPACE ADHYAAN

Email: spacepadma@gmail.com


Mr. Rajesh Muneshwar

Executive Committee, Mars Summit 2017,

Rocket Propulsion Engineer-Engenious Aerospace Ltd

Email: r.n.muneshwar@gmail.com


Mr. Pingnagan Pranavam

Executive Committee, Mars Summit 2017,

Founder & Chief Engineer-Botzlab Innovations

Email: pingnagan@gmail.com


Mr. Rohan Muralidhar

Executive Committee, Mars Summit 2017

Director & CEO- Bellatrix Aerospace.

Email: info@bellatrixaerospace.com


Mr. Sunny Kabrawala

Executive Committee, MARS Summit 2017

Founder& CEO-STAR INNOVATIONS

Email: sunnykabrawala@gmail.com