Dr. Mayilsamy Annadura took charge as Director of ISRO satellite centre

Dr Mayilsamy Annadurai has assumed the office of Director, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He replaced Dr. S.K. Shivakumar, who had retired on 31 March 2015.

About Dr Mayilsamy Annadurai

  • Annadurai had joined ISRO in 1982. He had started his career at ISAC as the team leader to design and develop Software Satellite Simulator.
  • He was Mission Director of ISRO’s INSAT Missions from 1992 to 2005. He was also lead member of ISRO’s satellite mission team and brought about the efficient ground automation for satellite operations.
  • Annadura also had served as Project Director of India’s first Lunar Mission, Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2.
  • In 2011, he was Programme Director of Indian Remote Sensing Satellites and Small Satellite Systems (IRS&SSS).
  • He also had served as Programme Director of India’s first interplanetary mission- Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan.
  • Annadura has authored 3 books and has 75 papers to his credit.

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