S. Somanath is an Indian Aerospace Engineer and Rocket Technologist who was assigned as the tenth chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in January 2022. He became the fourth Malayali to be appointed for the post of chairman after K Kasturirangan, G Madhavan Nair, and K Radhakrishnan. The Quint.He majorly worked to launch vehicle design, engineering, structural design, structural dynamics, and pyrotechnics.Before Somanath was appointed as the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, K. Sivan served the position.He achieved the second rank while he was pursuing his graduation. After completing his graduation, in 1985, he joined the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and worked on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) project. In 1994, when a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle was stopped from launch due to some problem, Somanath fixed the problem and within a few minutes, the rocket was again ready to be launched. Somanath in ISRO.In an interview, he said that despite being a Hindi teacher, his father used to buy him science books in both English and Malayalam languages. DNA.When he was in college, he made a request to his professor to teach him propulsion, which was a part of rocketry subject and was not taught in engineering.He was a big fan of cinema and was a member of the Film Society in Thiruvananthapuram.In 2010, he was given the charge as an associate director (projects) of VSSC and the project director of the GSLV Mk-III launch vehicle.In 2014, he also served as the deputy director of the Propulsion and Space Ordinance Entity. On December 18, 2014, under his leadership, the first experimental flight of the LVM3-X/CARE mission was completed.Somanath also worked as the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram from 2018 to 2022, and as the Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Thiruvananthapuram from 2015 to 2018.