Mayilsamy Annadurai on 1 April 2015 was appointed as Director of ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bengaluru.
He took over as Director, ISAC from Dr SK Shivakumar who superannuated on 31 March 2015.
As the Director of ISAC he will oversee development of satellite technology and implementation of satellite systems for scientific, technological and application missions.
Before the present appointment he had been the Programme Director of Indian Remote Sensing Satellites (IRS) and Small Satellite Systems (SSS) at the ISAC since 2011.
About Mayilsamy Annadurai
• Annadurai began his career at ISAC in 1982 as the team leader to design and develop Software Satellite Simulator.
• He was the Project Director of Chandrayaan-1, India’s first lunar probe, in 2009.
• He was also instrumental in completion of India’s first inter-planetary mission Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in record time.
• He was conferred with Team Excellence Award from ISRO for his Contribution to Indian Space Programme in 2007 and Rajyotsava Award for Science from Government of Karnataka in 2008.
Who: Mayilsamy Annadurai
When: 1 April 2015