June 14, 2024

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ISRO New Chief: S Somnath appointed as the new Chief of ISRO; Learn All About the Senior Rocket Scientist

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The next chief of the Indian Space Research Organization is Senior Rocket Scientist S.K. S Somnath has been appointed by the Central Government on Wednesday.

The next chief of the Indian Space Research Organization is Senior Rocket Scientist S.K. S Somnath has been appointed by the Central Government on Wednesday. Let us inform that Somnath is currently the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center. He was appointed for three years as per the order of the Ministry of Personnel. Somnath said. Sivan (K. Sivan). Also, the term of K Sivan ends on Friday, January 14.

Somnath was the team leader for the integration of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) early in his career. He was appointed Secretary of the Department of Space and Chairman of the Space Commission for a period of three years. Thereafter, he is heading the post of Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) with effect from January 22, 2018.

S Somnath is one of the best rocket technologist and aerospace engineer in the country. He is counted among the scientists leading the development work of India’s most powerful space rocket GSLV Mk-3 launcher. S Somnath started his career and played an important role in the development works of Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV).

Who is S Somnath?

S Somanath did mechanical engineering from TKM College of Engineering, Quillon, University of Kerala, after completing his pre-degree program from Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, Kerala. After this, he earned a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from IISc. He then specialized in Rocket Dynamics and Control. He has also been instrumental in three successful missions of GSLV with indigenous cryogenic stages and eleven successful missions of PSLV with LPSC. He joined Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) in 1985. He was the Project Director of GSLV Mk-III from June 2010 to 2014. He was also the Deputy Director of ‘Structure’ Unit in VSSC and Deputy Director of ‘Propulsion and Space Ordinance Unit’ in VSSC till November 2014.

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