Bengaluru: K Sivan has been appointed new Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Rocket specialist K Sivan has been appointed Chairman of India’s space agency ISRO for a three-year term. He replaces current ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar, whose term ends January 14.
Mr Sivan is currently Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Trivandrum and had mastered the development of cryogenic engines for India. A cryogenic engine uses liquefied gases stored at low temperature as fuel.
It was Mr Sivan’s expertise that gave ISRO the ability to send 104 satellites in a single mission, setting a world record in February last year. He was the key person who worked on the technicalities of how the satellites would be placed in orbit.