'Rocket Man' K. Sivan to take over as new ISRO chief
Senior space scientist Dr K.Sivan has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization ISRO. Dr Sivan is currently the Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, an arm of the national space agency ISRO.
Under his stewardship, the ISRO will be launching several prestigious scientific missions like Chandrayaan-2 and other utility based space missions.
Dr K.Sivan has been replacing present chairman A. S. Kiran Kumar.
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