Veeraraghavan new VSSC director
P.S. Veeraraghavan, a rocket technologist, took over on Saturday as Director, Vikram Sarabahi Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, from K. Radhakrishnan who has been appointed Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Mr. Veeraraghavan was till now Director, ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), Thiruvananthapuram.
He began his career in ISRO in 1971 after completing his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai. A gold medallist, he secured the first rank from Madras University. He obtained his M.Tech. in electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras. He finished his schooling from Gopalapuram Boysâ€™ High School, Chennai.
Mr. Parivakkam Subramaniam Veeraraghavan joined ISRO in 1971 as engineer-in-charge of the computerised check-out systems of SLV-3 (Satellite Launch Vehicle), whose first flight took place from Sriharikota in 1979.
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