Sundaram Ramakrishnan
OccupationSpace scientist
AwardsPadma Shri

Sundaram Ramakrishnan was an Indian space scientist[1][2] and a former director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, who is known to have contributed to the development of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).[3] He has served the Indian Space Research Organization[1][2] for over 40 years.

Ramakrishnan, who is credited with several scientific papers on space science,[4] was honoured by the Government of India in 2003 with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest Indian civilian award.[5]


  1. ^ a b "International Association of Astronautics". International Association of Astronautics. 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "International Astronautical Congress" (PDF). International Astronautical Congress. 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Sundaram Ramakrishnan — Director Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre". YouTube video. Astro Talk UK. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  4. ^ Somanath Sreedhara Panicker; N. Narayanamoorthy; S. Ramakrishnan (2010). "GSLV Mk-III (LVM3) Development Challenges and Present Status" (PDF). International Astronautical Congress.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Padma Awards. 2015. p. 96. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.

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