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Rocket scientist S Somanath appointed as new ISRO Chief to replace K Sivan
- Senior rocket scientist S. Somanath has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Secretary, Department of Space.
- Dr. Somanath replaces K. Sivan as ISRO Chief.
- He shall take over the charge from January 15, 2022 for a tenure of three years.
- Before this he was serving as the Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in Trivandrum, Kerala.