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Launch Vehicle specialist Unnikrishnan Nair as chief of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Launch Vehicle specialist Unnikrishnan Nair as chief of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre – Distinguished scientist and launch vehicle specialist Dr S. Unnikrishnan Nair has assumed the charge of the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) on 7th February 2022 (Monday).

  • Nair began his career in VSSC Trivandrum in 1985.
  • He has given a significant contribution in launch vehicle mechanisms, acoustic protection systems and payload fairing areas.
  • He assumed the post as the first director of Human Space Flight Centre, Bengaluru in January 2019.
  • Dr S. Unnikrishnan Nair is holding a BTech in Mechanical Engineering from Kerala University, ME in Aerospace engineering from IISc, Bengaluru and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IIT(M), Chennai.
  • He also has served as the Payload Director for CARE [Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment], where a prototype of Crew Module was flown successfully on December 18th, 2014, in an LVM3X vehicle.

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