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Man of Great Heights; Dr.kailasavadivoo Sivan

Dr.kailasavadivoo Sivan, eminent Indian space scientist from Tamil Nadu who now serves as the chairperson of Indian Space Research Organisation, is all set to take ISRO, the pride of India, to greater heights.

This simple man from Tarakkanvilai village of Kanyakumari has held several responsible positions and made substantial contribution to the growth of space research in India. The son of a humble farmer, Dr.sivan is unassuming even when he holds the coveted position of the chief of ISRO. His words, “I am humbled by this appointment ,as legendary leaders have held this position in the past. Taking ISRO into a new orbit would be my endeavour”, brings out his commitment to his job.

Dr. Sivan had his schooling in the Government Schools of his native place. Becoming the first graduate in his family was an unforgettable achievement for him.In1980, he completed his Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology(MIT). He took his Masters in Aerospace Engineering from IIsc Bengaluru and joined ISRO in 1982.he played a key role in the PSLV Mission. There is little doubt that his remarkable contributions as project director of GSLV, PSLV and GSLV MK II furthered India’s growth in space research.

In February 2017, India shot into prominence when it set a world record by launching as many as 104 satellites with single flight of PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)  Dr.sivan had a big role in it, He also had a pivotal role in developing the indigenous geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle, MK II. He headed the team that formed the idea of the Swadeshi space shuttle (a reusable launch vehicle).

The successful launch of Chandrayan ii has been thelatest in the series of success stories since Dr.sivan took over the reins of ISRO. The Indian space agency is all geared up to fly its first ever small rocket into space. In Dr.sivan’s own words, “The development work for our small rocket that can carry satellite weighing around 500 kg is on. The first flight of the small rocket is expected to happen sometime next year.”

The whole world is looking at India with curiosity as to what would be the next feat with which the country would script history in the field of space research.

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