ISRO chief to visit Odisha capital on September 21
Bhubaneswar: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan, the man behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission, is scheduled to visit the State’s capital on September 21. Sivan will attend the 8th convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar as the chief guest. Also, he will address the institute’s students during the ceremony, said sources.
When the ISRO lost communication with the moon lander ‘Vikram’ during the lunar landing, Sivan could not hold back his tears and broke down before Prime Minister Narendra Modi who hugged the scientist. Following this, the twitterati did not stop commenting on the emotional moment of Sivan with the PM.
Worth mentioning, under Sivan’s chairmanship, ISRO had launched Chandrayaan 2, the second mission to the moon on July 22, 2019.
Sivan joined ISRO in 1982 to participate in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Project. He was appointed as the director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre on July 2, 2014. The scientist became the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center on June 1, 2015. He was appointed the ISRO chief in January 2018.