Mr S K Shivakumar, Distinguished Scientist and Associate Director, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore, assumed the office of Director, ISAC. He took over the charge from Dr T K Alex, the outgoing Director. ISAC is ISRO’s premier centre for conceptualisation, design, fabrication, testing, integration and in-orbit commissioning of satellite systems involving various cutting edge technologies, an ISRO release stated. Mr Shivakumar began his carrier in ISRO by joining ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in 1976 at Sriharikota and later served ISAC for two decades during which he made immense contribution to the mission planning, analysis and operations of several Indian satellite missions including Bhaskara, APPLE, IRS and INSAT.
Source: Deccan Herald