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Dr VS Hegde Appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Antrix Corporation Limited
by Staff Writers
New Delhi, India (SPX) Jul 12, 2011


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Dr VS Hegde, Outstanding Scientist and Scientific Secretary, ISRO has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Antrix Corporation Limited of the Department of Space.

Dr Hegde, an expert in remote sensing applications, has over three decades of experience in ISRO, and has contributed immensely in the areas of Earth Observation, Disaster Management Support and Societal Development Programmes.

Dr Hegde holds a Post Graduate degree in Applied Geology from Karnatak University and Doctorate in Environmental Science from Bangalore University.

Dr Hegde was the Scientific Secretary of ISRO. He is also Vice-President of the International Astronautical Federation.

Shri V Koteswara Rao, Outstanding Scientist and Director of Laboratory for Electro Optic Systems (LEOS), a unit of ISRO, has been appointed as the Scientific Secretary of ISRO. Shri Koteswara Rao has held several important positions in ISRO. He was the Project Director of Astrosat satellite.

Shri Koteswara Rao holds post graduate degree in Instrumentation and Control Systems from JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada. He has made significant contribution in the design and development of satellite sensor systems of ISRO.

Shri Rao is a Member of International Academy of Astronautics and the Executive Secretary of the Astronautical Society of India.

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