S. Somnath appointed as new ISRO chief

Eminent Rocket scientist Dr. S. Somnath will become the 10th chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

S. Somnath appointed as new ISRO chief
Dr. S. Somnath, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). Source: Twitter

Indian aerospace engineer and rocket scientist Dr. S. Somnath has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the secretary of the Department of Space.

He will hold the position for a term of three years. Dr. Somnath, who currently serves as the Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) will be succeeding Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan as the head of the space agency after the latter completes his extended tenure on Friday.