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S Somanath serves as ISRO chief and K Shebang resigns

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has officially announced that S. Somanath will be the Chief of ISRO, Director of the Space Agency and Chairman of the Space Commission. He replaced Kailasavadivoo Sivan with his tenure ending January 14, 2022.

Somanas took over the role of director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram after a four-year term. He was also the director of Valiamala’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Center (LPSC) for two and a half years.

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Somanas is an expert in the field of rocket system engineering. His contributions to the PSLV and GSLVMk III have been in the development of the overall architecture, propulsion phase design, structural and structural dynamics design, separation systems, vehicle integration, and integration procedures.

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ISRO Chief S Somanath Education and Achievements

Somanath holds a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the TKM College of Engineering in the column and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, specializing in structure, dynamics, and gold medal control. He joined VSSC in 1985 and was an early team leader in PSLV integration.

He has been awarded the “Space Gold Medal” by the Indian Astronomy Association. He received the “Merit Award” and “Performance Excellence Award” from ISRO and the “Team Excellence Award” for GSLVMk-III development. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering of India (INAE), a Fellow of the Indian Aviation Society (AeSI), a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Space Navigation (ASI), and a corresponding member of the International Academy of Space Navigation (IAA). He belongs to the Bureau of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and has received the National Aviation Award from the Indian Aviation Association (ASI).

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He has published in journals and seminars on structural dynamics and control, dynamic analysis of separation mechanisms, vibration and acoustic testing, rocket design, and management of launch services.

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S Somanath serves as ISRO chief and K Shebang resigns

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