New VSSC Director
S. Ramakrishnan, ‘distinguished scientist’ at the Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO ), has taken over as Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre ( VSSC ), Thiruvananthapuram.
Mr. Ramakrishnan, with over four decades of experience in rocketry, took over from P.S. Veeraraghavan after heading the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre ( LPSC ) for two years.
Mr. Ramakrishnan is an expert in aerospace propulsion, launch vehicle systems, and project management. Before taking leadership of LPSC, he was Director ( projects ) at VSSC and chairman, flight readiness review panel. He had played a key role in accomplishing the PSLV C – 11 / Chandrayaan Missions.
Following in the footsteps of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Mr. Ramakrishnan played a key role in realising India’s first satellite launch vehicle SLV – 3. . The country had honoured him with a Padma Shri in 2003.
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