Somanath, who’s at current Director of Vikram Sarabhai House Centre (VSSC), will succeed Ok Sivan who completes his prolonged tenure on Friday.
Sivan was in January 2018 appointed because the ISRO chief, Secretary of the Division of House and Chairman House Fee.
He was in December 2020 given a one-year extension until January 14, 2022.
Somanath’s appointment because the House Secretary and the House Fee Chairman is for a mixed tenure of three years from the date of becoming a member of of the submit, inclusive of an extension in tenure past the age of superannuation in public curiosity, the order stated.
The submit of the ISRO chairman, the House Secretary and the House Fee chief is normally held by one individual solely.
Somanath, who would be the tenth chairman of the premier house organisation, took cost because the VSSC’s head on January 22, 2018, after a two and a half years stint because the Director of Liquid Propulsion Methods Centre (LPSC), Valiamala, Thiruvananathapuram.
Beforehand, he served because the Affiliate Director (Initiatives) of Vikram Sarabhai House Centre and likewise because the Undertaking Director of GSLV Mk-III launch car, in keeping with his official biodata.
Below his management, the primary experimental flight of LVM3-X/CARE mission was efficiently completed on December 18, 2014, it stated.
Somanath did his B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from TKM school of engineering, Kollam, and Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, with specialisation in buildings, dynamics and management. He was a gold medalist.
Somanath joined VSSC in 1985 and was a staff chief for the combination of PSLV throughout the early phases.
He’s an knowledgeable within the space of system engineering of launch automobiles, as per his official biodata.