Who is s Somanath? 

The current chairman of ISRO is S Somanath.

Sreedhara Panicker Somanath is an Indian aeronautical engineer who was born in July 1963. 

Somanath held the positions of director of the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre and the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.  

Chandrayaan-3, India’s upcoming lunar mission, will be controlled by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). 

The current chairman of ISRO is S Somanath. In the Indian space sector, he is the fourth Keralite to hold the top position. 

Somanath was born in a Malayali family as a son of Sreedhara Panicker, a Hindi teacher, and Thankamma in Thuravoor, Kerala.

He is renowned for his contributions to the design of launch vehicles, especially in the fields of structural dynamics, structural design and pyrotechnics. 

He again succeeded K Sivan as chairman of ISRO in January 2022 and, hence, became the 10th Chairman of the ISRO. 

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