Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 4: Noted scientist M V Dhekane has assumed the office of Director, ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), Department of Space, at Vattiyoorkavu here. Dhekane, who is the seventh director of IISU, took charge on July 1, an official release said.
A B-Tech graduate in electrical engineering and M-tech (Systems and Control) from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, he had joined Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in 1983, it said. Dhekane has wide experience and expertise in the launch vehicle control and guidance design, onboard software development and mission design and analysis.
He had also held various significant positions in ISRO such as Deputy Director, Control, Guidance & Simulation Entity, VSSC, Chief Controller, VSSC and Associate Director (R&D), VSSC, the release added.