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P S Veeraraghavan takes over as Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Print E-mail
Written by Vivek   
Wednesday, 04 November 2009
Thiruvananthapuram: Shri P.S. Veeraraghavan, Distinguished scientist of ISRO and Director, ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), has taken over as Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), where the design and development activities of satellite launch vehicles and sounding rockets are carried out. He has taken over from Dr. K. Radhakrishnan.

Dr. K. Radhakrishnan has taken over as Secretary, Dept. of Space and Chairman of ISRO from Dr G Madhavan Nair.

Shri P S Veeraraghavan became the Director of IISU in 2002 and was responsible for the inertial systems development in ISRO for both launch vehicles and spacecraft. The inertial systems in Chandrayaan-1 contributed to its precise orbital maneuvers and accurate lunar injection.

Having developed a number of advanced inertial sensors and systems for future missions, the IISU has achieved 100% self-reliance in the technology of inertial sensors and systems.

He began his career at VSSC in 1971 and his first assignment was as Engineer-in-Charge of Checkout System development in the SLV-3 Project under the leadership of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

In the area of integration and checkout of ISROs launch vehicles, Shri Veeraraghavan as Deputy Director of Mechanisms & Vehicle Integration Testing (MVIT) was instrumental in the assembly, integration and checkout of ISROs launch vehicles PSLV and GSLV till 2002.

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