Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair New Director of VSSC

  • Scientist and launch vehicle expert, Dr. S. Unnikrishnan Nair has been appointed as the new director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC).
  • He will replace S Somnath, who has taken over as the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
  • VSSC is a premier research center of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and specializes in rockets and space vehicles for satellite programmes.
  • Nair, who started his career at VSSC Trivandrum in 1985, has made significant contributions in the areas of launch vehicle mechanisms, acoustic protection systems and payload fairing during his tenure.
  • Nair has done B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kerala, ME in Aerospace Engineering from IISc, Bangalore and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IIT(M), Chennai.

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