About Director

Shri B N Ramakrishna, Outstanding Scientist, currently serves as the Director of the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC), a Unit of the Indian Space Research Organisation under Department of Space.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, specialising in the intricate domain of Electronics and communication engineering and obtained a Master’s degree in Technology with a specialisation in Aerospace Avionics systems from Jain University.

Sri Ramakrishna’s career with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commenced in the year 1985 when he joined the Master Control Facility at Hassan. He made a pioneering contribution by spearheading innovations conducting meticulous geo-stationary satellite operations, analysis and automation of operations for Geo Synchronous satellites. He mastered and earned the expertise in the field of power, control and digital electronics during the journey leading to innovations.

Positioned at ISTRAC in the year 1998 where he held multifarious positions of increasing responsibilities. Shri B N Ramakrishna’s impressive port folios of achievements include the management of remote sensing satellites, the Cartosat satellite series and pivotal roles in mission analysis of Chandrayaan-1, Chandrayaan-2, Chandrayaan-3, MARS Orbiter mission and the preliminary network planning for the momentous Gaganyaan missions. He has been true leader in the area of satellite mission design and planning. Notably he is at the helm of leading the design, review team for the Gaganyaan mission, a testament to his visionary leadership and expertise.

He played a pivotal role in realising indigenous tri-band reference receiver, established a state of the art precise timing facility and played an instrumental role in operationalizing the ISRO Navigation Centre at Lucknow. Leading the teams towards indigenisation of ground segment elements and realisation of state of the art systems MEOSAR system for Search and Rescue operations, NavIC ground segment and antenna systems.

Shri Ramakrishna is the recipient of numerous individual and team excellence awards, in recognition of his excellent contributions to all the missions of ISRO. He is the author of a multitude of international journal papers with over 50 publications to his credit, a testament to his relentless pursuit of knowledge and innovation.

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