BENGALURU: S Somanath on Friday presumed fee as Secretary, Department of Space and also Chairman, Space Commission.
Prior to this, he had a four-year job as the Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananathapuram.
Earlier, he likewise acted as the Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Valiamala, for 2 and also half years, an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) declaration kept in mind.
Somanath acquired B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, and also Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, being experts in Structures, Dynamics, and also Control with a Gold Medal, it stated.
He signed up with VSSC in 1985 and also was a team leader for the Integration of PSLV throughout the very early stages.
Somanath is a professional in the location of system design of Launch automobiles.
“His contributions in PSLV and GSLV MkIII were in their overall architecture, propulsion stages design, structural and structural dynamics designs, separation systems, vehicle integration, and integration procedures development”, the declaration stated.
He is a recipient of the ‘Space Gold Medal’ from the Astronautical Society of India (ASI).
He had actually likewise gotten the ‘Merit Award’ and also ‘Performance Excellence honor’ from ISRO and also a ‘Team quality honor’ for GSLV Mk-III advancement.
Somanath is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), a Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), ASI, and also a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).
He remains in the bureau of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and also a recipient of the National Aeronautics Prize from the ASI, it was specified.
Somanath has actually released documents in journals & workshops in architectural characteristics and also control, vibrant evaluation of splitting up devices, resonance & acoustic screening, launch car layout, and also launch solutions administration, the declaration included.