Eminent rocket scientist S Somanath appointed new chairman of ISRO
- Eminent rocket scientist S Somanath has been appointed the new chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as well as the Space Secretary.
- He will succeed K Sivan who completes his extended tenure.
- His appointment as the Space Secretary & the Space Commission Chairman is for a combined tenure of 3 years from the date of joining of the post.
- The post of the ISRO chairman, the Space Secretary and the Space Commission chief is usually held by one person only.