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Senior Aerospace Scientist S Somanath Becomes New ISRO Chairman

Senior aerospace scientist S Somanath has been appointed as the new chairman and space secretary of the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO). The centre on Wednesday appointed him as the secretary of the Space Department and the chairman of the Space Commission. The appointment is for a duration of three years. Usually, the post of the Chairman, Secretary and Space commission Chief is held by a person in ISRO. ROCKET SCIENTIST S. SOMANATH IS ISRO'S NEW CHAIRMAN The top agenda at this point for Somanath is the inclusion of space sector reforms involving hand-holding of the private sector and start-ups in order to assist them in emerging as the key parameters. He stated that the Indian space is a Rs 16,000 crore economy and should grow to a Rs 60,000 crore economy. He says t...

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