Dr. G. Madhavan Nair

Former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and Secretary, Department of Space Govt of India, Department of Space Govt of India

Space Tech, Aerospace Engineering
Aeronautics, Aeronautics

Dr. G. Madhavan Nair


Dr. G. Madhavan Nair is a luminary in space exploration. As the former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Secretary of the Department of Space, he led ISRO to remarkable achievements. He was instrumental in developing India's satellite launch vehicles, from SLV3 to GSLV, and architect of the PSLV. Under his leadership, ISRO conducted 25 successful missions, including Chandrayaan-1. Dr. Nair's vision extended to tele-education, telemedicine, and disaster management systems. He initiated missions like semi-cryogenic engines, reusable launch vehicles, and IRNSS. His contributions earned him the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan, showcasing his profound impact on India's space program. He talks about India achieving self-reliance in space technology and the past and future of space missions for India and the world.