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Sourabh Kaushal is an Electronics and Communication Engineer, Space Explorer and INK Fellow in association with TED. He has done his studies from prestigious Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, INDIA. He is doing research on Space Debris Mitigation and Space transportation system from last half decade. As a passionate for Space Science and Technology, he has proposed some new techniques to mitigate space debris from space. He is a recipient of Rajeev Circle Fellowship for Entrepreneurs 2015, USA. As a part of fellowship he visited Stanford University, Google HQ, NASA Ames Research Center, Maker Fest. He is a recipient of runner up “Jerome Pearson Award 2010” by International Space Elevator Consortium, USA and Dr. Kalpana Chawla Young Scientist Award 2012. He also received “Young Innovator Award 2013” by Indira International Innovation Summit 2013 and “Youth Revolutionary Award” 2013. In addition, he is also the finalist of MIT Technology Review (India) 35 Young Innovator Award and nominated for Jerome Leader Space Safety Pioneer Award 2012-13 for his innovative research work. He has been invited by the US Embassy in the addressing speech of Mr. Barack Obama, the President of United States of America. He is the recipient of Karmaveer Chakra and Karmaveer Global Fellowship. His research papers accepted in more than 25 International and national conferences organized by NASA, ISRO, JAXA, ESA, AIAA, IAF, MICROSOFT, EUSPEC and so on. His research work appreciated by Pad.Dr. V.Adhimurthy & Dr. Priyankar from INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION(ISRO),INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SPACE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (IIST), Dr. Angel Abbud Madrid (Director, Centre for Space Resources(USA)), Mr. Chris Mclemore (HSP,USA), Dr. Peter Swan(VP, ISEC(USA), The Vice President of India Sh. M.H.Ansari, Sir Ratan Tata and many others. In addition, his area of Interest is 3D Printing in Space, Humanoid Robotics, Digital technologies. He loves sports activities, travelling as well as interaction with people of new culture and nationality.