Dr Mylswamy Annadurai
Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, is the space scientist of International repute and technical leader of par excellence. Currently holding the responsibilities of Vice President, Tamil Nadu Sate Council for Science and Technology and Chairman, Board of Governors, National Design and Research Forum. Prior to taking current responsibilities, with the educational qualifications of BE, ME and PhD in Engineering, Dr Annadurai led more than 2500 strong scientists and engineers as Director, ISRO Satellite Centre by expanding ISRO's horizons for making 12 to 15 Satellites per year and developing new technologies. Accordingly,30 sate of the art satellites have been launched during 2015-18 and few more are ready for launch. Prior to that he led two of the most significant achievements of ISRO namely Chandryanna-1 and Mars Orbiter Mission, in the capacity of Project Director and Programme Director for the respective missions.Dr Annadurai has contributed more than 60 satellites made in India. He had led many international committees on space sciences.
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