ISRO expert heads UN space study centre

George Joseph, an honorary professor at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has been appointed director of the United Nations-affiliated Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP).

A statement from the space agency here Friday said Joseph served at ISRO’s Space Applications Centre at Ahmedabad since 1973 and guided the development of earth observation remote sensors. Later, as its director, he took initiatives to ensure the benefits of space technology reached the common man.

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