Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)Director of ISRO Satellite Centre at Bangalor

Professor U R Rao is an internationally renowned space scientist who has made original contributions to the development of space technology in India and its extensive application to communications and remote sensing of natural resources.

Prof. Rao was the Director of ISRO Satellite Centre at Bangalore during 1972-1984 and Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation and Secretary, Department of Space during 1984-1994. Presently he is the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Physical Research Laboratory at Ahmedabad, which is considered as the cradle of India’s Space Program / Chairman, Karnataka Science & Technology Academy / Chairman, Advisory Committee for Space Science, ISRO / Chancellor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.