Aroh Barjatya is an Indian-Origin researcher who led a recent NASA mission

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New Delhi: Aroh Barjatya, an India-born researcher, led NASA’s mission that launched sounding rockets during the recent total solar eclipse.
The US space agency launched three sounding rockets during the total solar eclipse on April 8 to study what happens to the Earth’s upper atmosphere when sunlight dims momentarily over a part of the planet.
Who Is Aroh Barjatya?
A professor of engineering physics, Aroh Barjatya directs the Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida.
Born to a chemical engineer, Ashok Kumar Barjatya, and his wife Rajeshwari, Aroh Barjatya went to schools across India, including in Patalganga near Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Pilani, and Solapur.
He went on to get a degree in electronics engineering from Solapur’s Walchand Institute of Technology.
In 2021, he moved to the US for a master’s degree in electrical engineering at Utah State University.
He later did his PhD in spacecraft instrumentation from the same university.


New Delhi.

Scientist Aroh Barjatya, who was born in India, oversaw NASA’s mission to launch sounding rockets during the most recent total solar eclipse.

In order to investigate what happens to the upper atmosphere of Earth when sunlight briefly dims over a portion of the planet, the US space agency launched three sounding rockets on April 8 during the total solar eclipse.

Tell Me About Aroh Barjatya.

Aroh Barjatya, an engineering physics professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, is the lab director for the Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation.

Aroh Barjatya was educated in schools all over India, including those in Patalganga, which is close to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Pilani, and Solapur. His parents are chemical engineer Ashok Kumar Barjatya and his wife Rajeshwari.

He continued on to Walchand Institute of Technology in Solapur, where he graduated with a degree in electronics engineering.

He relocated to the United States in 2021 to attend Utah State University to pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Later on, he completed his PhD at the same university in spacecraft instrumentation.

As a tenured faculty member, I have not only overseen an externally funded research enterprise but also mentored and engaged young minds through inquiry-based learning strategies and established a new concentration within the Engineering Physics program at ERAU. “I want to inspire the next generation of space engineers and scientists and push the boundaries of space research and education,” he stated on his LinkedIn profile.

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