Tamil Nadu

Kunhikrishnan appointed SDSC Director

P. Kunhikrishnan has been appointed the Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota, from where the launch vehicles of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lift off. He will take charge on June 1, 2015 from M.Y.S. Prasad, who is retiring.

Mr. Kunhikrishnan was till now with the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, as the Deputy Director for Mechanisms, Vehicle Integration and Testing Entity.

Contributions

He led 13 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) missions as their Mission Director after he assumed charge as the Project Director of the PSLV in June 2010 and all these PSLV missions were successful.

Most of these PSLVs put multiple satellites into orbit. The PSLV-C25, of which he was the Mission Director, put India’s spacecraft to Mars into a perfect initial orbit in November 2013.

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