Saluting the Women Scientists Behind Chandrayaan-3

Dr. Ritu Karidhal Srivastava

Dr. Ritu Karidhal, renowned as one of India’s esteemed ‘Rocket Women,’ currently serves as a scientist and aerospace engineer at ISRO. Her illustrious career also includes her role as Deputy Operations Director for India’s Mars orbiter mission, widely recognized as Mangalyaan.

Nandini Harinath

Nandini’s first and exclusive job application brought her to ISRO, where she has dedicated twenty years of her career. During this time, she has passionately lent her expertise to an impressive portfolio of 14 missions. She currently holds the esteemed positions of Project Manager and Mission Designer.

Anuradha T. K.

Anuradha T.K., a revered Indian scientist, holds the distinction of being the retired Project Director at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), specializing in communication satellites.

Minal Rohit

Minal Rohit, a respected Indian scientist and systems engineer, is associated with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Rohit held prestigious positions as the head engineer and Project Manager, overseeing significant projects like Chandrayaan II. She currently serves as the Deputy Project Director at ISRO.

Moumita Dutta

Moumita Dutta is an accomplished Indian Physicist, diligently serving as a scientist/engineer at the Space Applications Centre (SAC) within the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Ahmedabad.

Tessy Thomas

Tessy Thomas is a prominent Indian scientist who holds the esteemed position of Director General of Aeronautical Systems. Her exceptional contributions have earned her widespread recognition, exemplified by her receipt of the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award.

V. R. Lalithambika

V. R. Lalithambika is a distinguished Indian engineer and scientist who has dedicated her expertise to the significant endeavors of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). She specializes in Advanced Launcher Technologies, a critical domain in space exploration.

Muthayya Vanitha

Muthayya Vanitha is an accomplished Indian electronics system engineer known for her leadership in spearheading satellite projects within the esteemed precincts of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). With a career spanning over three decades, Vanitha has been an integral part of ISRO’s transformative journey.

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