S. K. Shivkumar
|S. K. Shivakumar|
|Born||Mysore, Karnataka, India|
|Institutions||Director, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Indian Space Research Organisation|
|Alma mater||B.Tech., M. Tech. (Indian Institute of Science), Bangalore|
|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. Shivakumar was involved in the development of the 32-meter dish antenna that can communicate with satellites millions of miles away. Currently, he is the director of ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, India.
- Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015.
- Karnataka Rajyotsava award (2008)
- Nadoja Award
- "The men behind the mission". NDTV. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
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- "Padma Awards 2015". Press Information Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "Rajyotsava awards for space scientists". Deccan Herald. 2008-10-31. Archived from the original on 3 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
- "Three Chosen for Nadoja Award". The Hindu. 2013-12-17. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-17.
- S. K. Shivkumar, Director of the ISRO satellite tracking system, on talking to Chandrayaan
- ISRO set up antenna for Chandrayan-I mission
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