Mr. Jiten Thapa is currently working as a Research and Development Engineer at ORION Space, Nepal. He graduated ‘Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’ from Kathmandu University in 2018. Currently, he is working in the Electrical Power Subsystem, Ground Station and Structural Subsystem in Nepal-PQ1, which is Nepal’s first pico-satellite. He is also conducting training and workshops regarding Ground Station Development, CanSat, and Picosat development. He had taken the hands-on training on ‘HEPTA-Sat’ held on November 15 – 17, 2017 at Kathmandu University. He also took a short course on Small Satellite Mission organized by ISRO and CSSTEAP in India.

He is the winner of an oral presentation at the National Young Scientists Conference 2019. He has been selected as the Emerging Space Leaders 2019 and is attending the 70th International Astronautical Congress at Washington DC where he will be presenting an interactive presentation on ‘SPACE EDUCATION IN NEPAL: TRANSITION FROM CANSAT TO NEPAL-PQ1, NEPAL’S FIRST PICO-SATELLITE’.


Jiten Thapa

Nepal Regional Facilitator

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