Anita Sengupta



Anita Sengupta

SVP, Systems Engineering
Virgin Hyperloop One

Anita Sengupta

Anita leads Hyperloop One's Systems Engineering team, which is responsible for systems architecture, product development, structural analysis, aerodynamic and fluid analysis, requirements, and safety. Anita joins us from NASA JPL where she was most recently the Lead Systems Engineer for Europa Worlds Explorer, where she led the design and technology assessment team to enable exploration of a subsurface ocean.  She spent 16 years at NASA, working everything from Ion Thrusters to leading the Mars Curiosity Rover Supersonic Parachute Decelerator.  She received her PhD in Aerospace Engineering working on Ion Thrusters from USC and was a NASA Astronaut Finalist candidate in 2017. Anita is also a certified private pilot, advanced SCUBA diver, and motorcyclist. 

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