New directors have been appointed at three centres of ISRO - Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), with campuses in Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore and Mahendragiri and Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
The new directors took charge on January 1.
Noted ISRO scientist S. Ramakrishnan, who was previously director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, has assumed the office of the director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. He took over the charge from P.S. Veeraraghavan, who retired.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is the lead centre for the design and development of launch vehicle technologies for the Indian Space Programme.
M. Chandradathan, who was previously the director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, has taken charge as director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre with campuses in Thiruvananthapuram, Mahendragiri and Bangalore. He took over the charge from S. Ramakrishnan, who is now the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.
M.Y.S. Prasad, associate director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, has been appointed as the director of the facility. He took over the charge from M Chandradathan, who has been appointed as the director of ISRO´s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre.