S. Somanath takes charge as VSSC director

Noted scientist S. Somanath took charge as Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.

He succeeds K. Sivan, who was appointed as ISRO Chairman recently.

Somanath took charge at a function in ISRO headquarters Bengaluru, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) sources said.

Somanath joined ISRO in 1985 and was a team leader for Integration of PSLV during its early development phase and during the first flight of PSLV and the successful second flight PSLV-D2, the sources said.

(Agencies)