Alur Kiran Kumar set to get extension as ISRO Chairman

Alur Kiran Kumar set to get extension as ISRO Chairman
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Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar, secretary, department of space and Chairman of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is all set to get an extension, according to the reports.

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Alur Kumar (62) has been a silent force behind India’s most successful space projects such as Mangalyaan and Chandrayaan 1. He succeeded K Radhakrishnan to take over the post in 2015.

the Karnataka-born scientist has contributed immensely in designing the ears and eyes, or the sensors, for the country’s first remote sensing satellite, Bhaskara-1, launched in 1979.

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Former director of Space Applications Centre has been awarded fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri in 2014 and Bhaskara Award by Indian Society of Remote Sensing.




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