() (born 2 July 1958, in Kodhawady near Pollachi
) is a scientist with the Indian Space Research Organization
and currently serves as the Project Director of Chandrayaan-1
. Annadurai writes a regular column, "Kaiyaruke Nila". ("Even Moon is at our Reach") in the Tamil weekly Kungumam
and he is approachable through Facebook.
Early life and education
Mylswamy Annadurai has his schooling in his native village Kodhawady. He has obtained a Bachelors in Engineering degree at 1980 from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore
, Tamil Nadu, India and completed his Masters Degree in Engineering on 1982 from PSG College of Technology
, Coimbatore and Ph.D from Anna University of Technology, Coimbatore Tamilnadu
in India. He joined ISRO
in 1982. As the Mission Director of INSAT
missions he has some of the original contributions to the INSAT systems maintenance.
Chandrayaan I & II
Chandrayaan-1, was India's first mission to the moon launched by India's national space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The unmanned lunar exploration mission included a lunar orbiter and an impactor. India launched the spacecraft by a modified version of the PSLV C11 on 22 October 2008 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh... Read More