Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • AERO INDIA 2019:-The 12th edition of Aero India 2019 – Asia’s premier air show – will be held at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka from 20 to 24 February 2019....
  • IDEX 2019:-The International Defence Exhibition and Conference - IDEX 2019 - will take place from 17 to 21 February, 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE....
  • ISRO to launch communication satellite, GSAT-7A on Dec 19:-India will launch its latest communication satellite, GSAT-7A from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 on December 19....
  • Indian Navy inducts deep submergence rescue vehicle:-The Indian Navy Wednesday inducted the 'Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle' into service at the Western Naval Command. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba inducted the vehicle into the Navy....

Sivan K to succeed Kiran Kumar as ISRO chairman

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

NEW DELHI (PTI): Noted scientist Sivan K was on Wednesday appointed as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to replace A S Kiran Kumar.

The announcement comes two days ahead of the proposed historic launch of the ISRO's 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission from Sriharikota.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved Sivan's appointment as secretary, Department of Space and chairman of Space Commission for a tenure of three years, an order issued by the personnel ministry said.

Sivan, at present Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, will succeed Kumar who took over as ISRO chairman on January 12, 2015.

Sivan graduated from Madras Institute of Technology in aeronautical engineering in 1980 and completed Master of Engineering in Aerospace engineering from IISc, Bangalore in 1982, according to his biodata.

Subsequently, he completed his PhD in Aerospace engineering from IIT, Bombay in 2006.

Sivan joined the ISRO in 1982 in Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) project and has contributed immensely towards end to end mission planning, mission design, mission integration and analysis.

He held various responsibilities during his stint in ISRO.

Sivan has numerous publications in various journals and is a fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, Aeronautical Society of India and Systems Society of India.

He has received various awards throughout his career which includes Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Sathyabama University, Chennai in April 2014 and Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr Vikram Sarabhai Research award for 1999.

The ISRO is scheduled to launch the first PSLV mission after the unsuccessful launch of the navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August last year.

"The 31 spacecraft, including weather observation Cartosat-2 series satellite, will be launched by PSLV-C40," ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) director M Annadurai had said on Tuesday.

When the last satellite is ejected out, it will become the hundredth satellite," he said.

PSLV-C40 will launch the 710 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passengers (together weighing about 613 kg) at lift-off on January 12 at 09.28 am (IST), ISRO said.

It will be launched from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, about 100 km from Chennai.

Tags:

ISRO  Chairman  PSLV  Space  Rocket  Satellite  
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-5 missile

India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5, which has a strike range of 5,000 km, from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast Monday. This is the seventh trial of the indigenously-developed surface-to-surface missile.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2018

Image Gallery