Katuru Narayana
OccupationRocket scientist
Known forSatish Dhawan Space Centre
AwardsPadma Shri

Katuru Narayana is an Indian rocket scientist and a former director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, one of the two launch centres of the Indian Space Research Organisation.[1] He held the post from 1999 to 2005[2] after which he served as the co-chairman of the Mission Readiness Review Committee for two Indian space programs, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.[3] He is a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Sri Venkateswara University.[4] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2002, for his contributions to science and engineering.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Overview of Indian Space Program". Eventful. 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Geek Night: RocketScience". Meet Up. 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  3. ^ "New Board Elected". Project Management Institute, India. 2016. Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  4. ^ "SVU convocation tomorrow". The Hindu. 18 August 2006. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2016.