Curator, The Explainer Series

Deepika Jeyakodi is a member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). In 2022, she was awarded the IISL Space Law Award for Young Achiever at the International Astronautical Congress in Paris. She is currently a Senior Commercial Contracts Officer at Airbus Defense and Space Netherlands, where she works with interdisciplinary teams on contracts, collaborations, intellectual property, innovation, and product marketing. 


Deepika holds an LL.M. (Adv.) in Air and Space Law from Leiden University; an LL.M in International Law and Indian Constitutional Law from Madras University; a diploma in Intellectual Property Laws; and a B.A., B.L. (Hons) from TNDALU in Chennai. She attended the International Space University’s Space Studies Program in 2018.

Deepika is the co-founder of Cheer, a human rights-based non-profit in India, and practised law at the Madras High Court prior to moving to the Netherlands. She has authored book chapters on cybersecurity, contract design, and a book on innovation strategy.

Deepika curates ‘The Explainer Series’ (TES) for S2. TES is a series of video blogs (vlogs) with space experts. The vlogs serve as a primer to inform scientists, researchers, policymakers, legislators, and the novice, on a diverse range of space law and policy matters.


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