About Me


Greetings Earthlings ! 🙂

I am Smiti from India. I truly believe in living up to my name which literally translates to ‘smile’. I’m a space engineer by profession and am presently working at EUMETSAT for Telespazio in Darmstadt, Germany. I am involved in the challenging field of spacecraft attitude dynamics and control. Having worked with satellites for more than a decade now, I have had the privilege of being engaged in different phases of satellite lifecycle like conception, design, feasibility studies, development, testing, integration, more testing, launch and early operations phase, routine operations and finally decommissioning and deorbiting i.e. literally from birth to death. 

Well, I do have a life on Earth so I don’t want to keep blabbering about satellites on the ‘About Me’ page. if you want to read more about why I decided to call my blog “the drifting satellite” check out my first ever post: What’s with the name ? 

I adore food, enjoy cooking and love listening to music. My biggest stress-buster is travel. I like planning trips to near and far-off places. Once in a while, beaches are Ok but I am a mountain person at heart and love hiking. Reading is a hobby that I would like to grow into but unfortunately I have not been successful at it so far. I also love writing. I am not as regular with this blog and writing in general, as I would like to be, but I aim to write more about my travel tales and wandering thoughts. As a budding plant-mom I struggle endlessly to keep my green friends alive. I have spent the last 15 years away from the home I grew up in but in the process, I have learnt to love the places I have called home in all these years. My immediate family is spread across 4 continents but when we meet we make it special. I have a very limited circle of friends and I usually keep my personal thoughts hidden within. It’s nothing to be proud of but I’m an obsessive overthinker and a master procrastinator.

Thanks for flying by my orbit. I will see you around!