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The E-Space team in Bengaluru, India — a part of the world known for its technological expertise — has been an integral in progressing the company’s communications software. Also known as Bangalore, Bengaluru is often called the “Silicon Valley of the Subcontinent.” It’s a city that contains a great number of tech companies and startups, drawing top talent from across the nation and the globe. The city is also home to world-class educational institutions and research centers, making it a true hotspot for technological advancements.

Naveen Kumar Shanmugam heads up the E-Space team in Bengaluru, having moved there earlier this year from Germany where he’d been since 2013 as part of the CommAgility business (a company E-Space acquired in 2022).  

“There was a lot of interest in growing a team in India, and I was happy to move back here and get it going,” Shanmugam says. “I’d worked in Bengaluru previously, and we wanted to have an anchor here because there’s so much great talent in this city. It made it relatively easy to staff up with local engineers and expand the horizons of our software development team.”

The senior software project manager works with a team to support the E-Space office in Duisburg, Germany, which is tasked with creating the protocol stack and payload communications software for the upcoming E-Space satellite constellation.

The team's specialties range from test engineering to flight development software, and Shanmugam says this initial core group is primed to grow as E-Space draws closer to launching its first commercial constellation.

Shanmugam closed by saying, “We’ve taken on the responsibility of terminal software development and complete testing of the communications software here in India, and we have a lot of very talented engineers with a great deal of experience to get it done.”

Alex Miller

Alex Miller leads editorial at E-Space. Based in Denver, he's a longtime journalist who's been involved with the satellite industry for over a decade.