India’s Moon Man Dr. M Annadurai bags Padma Shri

India’s Moon Man Dr. M Annadurai bags Padma Shri

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  • Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai is a leading technologist in the field of satellite systems
  • He has obtained a doctoral degree from Anna University, Coimbatore
  • He joined ISRO in 1982 to design and develop Software Satellite Simulator
  • He has received the 2016 Padma Shri for science and engineering

Indian Space Research Organization’s ‘Moon Man’, Dr M Annadurai, has been conferred with the Padma Shri, a major civilian award in India. Dr. Annadurai is not only the brains behind India’s moon mission, Chandrayaan – 1, he has also realized the successful Mars Orbiter Mission in record time. Talking to Geobuiz, he recently revealed the secret behind the low cost of these missions.The scientist is presently serving as the Director of ISRO Satellite Centre in Bengaluru.