S. K. Shivkumar

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S. K. Shivakumar
Born Mysore, Karnataka, India
Residence Flag of India.svg India
Nationality Flag of India.svg Indian
Fields Space Communications
Institutions Director, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Indian Space Research Organisation
Alma mater B.Tech., M. Tech. (Indian Institute of Science), Bangalore
Known for Telemetry
Notable awards Recipient of Padmashri Award from the Prime Minister's Office, Doctorate Honor by the Mysore University, Recipient of the Karnataka Rajyotsava award

Dr. S. K. Shivakumar is an Indian scientist who was part of the team that developed the telemetry system for Chandrayaan-I, India's first lunar exploration mission. A native of Mysore in the state of Karnataka, he was responsible for designing the deep space communications equipment.[1][2] Shivakumar was involved in the development of the 32-meter dish antenna that can communicate with satellites millions of miles away.[3] Currently, he is the director of ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, India.


  • Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.[4]
  • Karnataka Rajyotsava award (2008)[5]
  • Nadoja Award[6]


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  2. ^ "The Chandrayaan Team". Zee News. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Indian moon launch boosts Asian space race". UPI Asia.com. 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Padma Awards 2015". Press Information Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rajyotsava awards for space scientists". Deccan Herald. 2008-10-31. Archived from the original on 3 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Three Chosen for Nadoja Award". The Hindu. 2013-12-17. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-17.