06 July 2016 Current Affairs: Noted scientist Madhav Dhekane has assumed the office of Director at ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU) on 1 July 2016 , Department of Space, at Vattiyoorkavu in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Dhekane is the seventh director of IISU.
Madhav Dhekane : Madhav Dhekane obtained a B-Tech degree in electrical engineering and an M-tech degree in Systems and Control from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He had joined Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) in 1983.
He holds 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 at VSSC, Chief Controller at VSSC and Associate Director (R&D) at VSSC.
ISRO Inertial Systems Unit : The ISRO Inertial Systems Unit is a research and development unit of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).IISU is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
It specialises in inertial sensors and systems in satellite technology.Its specialized fields include the fields of launch vehicle inertial systems, spacecraft inertial systems, inertial sensors evaluation and simulation, inertial system production and more.The unit has the total capability to design, engineer, develop, qualify and deliver inertial systems for the entire Indian Space programme.