Sivan K appointed Isro chairman
New Delhi: Noted scientist Sivan K was on Wednesday appointed as the chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to replace A S Kiran Kumar.
The announcement comes two days ahead of the proposed historic launch of the ISRO's 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission from Sriharikota.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved Sivan's appointment as secretary, Department of Space and chairman of Space Commission for a tenure of three years, an order issued by the personnel ministry said.
Sivan, at present Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, will succeed Kumar who took over as ISRO chairman on January 12, 2015.
He joined the ISRO in 1982 in Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) project and has contributed immensely towards the end to end mission planning, mission design, mission integration and analysis.
He held various responsibilities during his stint in ISRO.