2019 BBC 100 Women Laureate, one of a hundred inspiring and influential women chosen by BBC. The 2019 theme was a female-led future: what would the future look like if it were driven by women?

2019 Nominated to the National Institute of Design (NID) Senate for a 2 year-term; NID is one of the world’s premier design institutes created in 1961 on recommendation by American design visionaries Charles and Ray Eames

2018 Awardee, Prabasi Odia Samman, award conferred by Odisha Forum, New Delhi

2017 Invited by the Chief Minister of Odisha Mr. Naveen Patnaik to serve as Chairperson of Mo School  in the rank of an Honorary Minister of State

2017 Featured on the Cover of Fortune Magazine

2017 Invited to participate in the 1st Antarctic Biennale as one of eight interdisciplinary experts along with a crew of twenty international artists, divers, photographers, film-makers; First-ever cultural expedition to the icy continent

2016-present Nominated to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Space Technologies

2012 Voted into Financial Times’ list of “25 Indians to Watch”

2011 Selected by MINT Newspaper in their annual feature @ cool new Indian start-up entrepreneurs

2011 Featured by Financial Times as one of India’s new guard of start-up entrepreneurs

2009 Invited by the Swedish Space Physics Institute (IRF) to visit the Swedish Arctic

2007 Elected to the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) as one of its youngest members

 2007 Awardee, Swedish Institute Guest Scholarship, Stockholm

 2005 Awardee, International Achievement Award, Women in Aerospace, Washington DC

2004 Nominee, MIT Technology Review’s Annual Top 100 Innovators Award

1996 Education at the International Space University (ISU) personally sponsored by science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke of the 2001: A Space Odyssey fame

2004 Honoree, Selected as one of the Top 20 under 40 San Franciscans by 7x7 Magazine


Companies | Non-profits | Collectives co-founded by Susmita Mohanty

Space Generation Forum (SGF), Vienna, Austria, 1999
(SGF later became the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

Clarke-Bradbury Science Fiction Competition, Los Angeles, USA, 2003-05

MOONFRONT, San Francisco, USA, 2000-07

SSOAR, Berkeley, USA, 2002-07

LIQUIFER Systems Group (LSG), Vienna, Austria, 2004-present

City As A Spaceship (CAAS) Collective, San Francisco, USA, 2007-present

EARTH2ORBIT, Bangalore, India, 2009-2021

MAD Salon + Lab, Mumbai, India, 2010-present

Olive Ridley Collective, pan-India, 2020-present

The Noor-Ahilya Forum (NoAh), New Delhi-Bangalore, 2021-present

Spaceport SARABHAI, India’s first space think tank, HQ Bangalore, satellite presence in New Delhi, Berlin, Boston, Sendai, 2021-present. 1 December 2021 Worldwide Launch