Cheki Dorji

Name: Cheki Dorji

Nationality: Bhutan

Education: B.E. Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India

Role in BIRDS-2:

I look after the Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem (ADCS) of the satellite. The goal of the subsystem, in general term, is to act as an ‘eyes’ of the CubeSat. Since one of the missions is to take photograph of our homeland, it is imperative that the face of CubeSat carrying camera faces the Earth before taking pictures. However, it is easier said than done!. Besides working on ADCS, I’m also assigned a task to support the structure team whenever required.

I feel fortunate to be able to take part in this project, especially because I come from civil engineering background (what are the odds?!). This is definitely the highlight of my life.