Dr. Srimathy appointed as the Mission Director of Maldives first space mission

Dr. Srimathy Kesan, Mission Director For Maldives’ First Space Program. | Photo: Coral Glass Maldives

Malé, Maldives — Institute for Global Success (IGS) has appointed an  Indian expert, Dr. Srimathy Kesan as the mission director for the first space mission of Maldives.

The newly appointed mission director, Dr. Srimathy has previously led many successful space missions where she played a significant role in nurturing local students from planning to the successful implementation of a space mission. In fact, the world’s smallest satellite was launched through NASA in 2017 under Dr. Srimathy’s leadership.

Along with this, subsequent missions include of KalamSat V2, the world’s lightest student satellite launched in 2019 and Satish Dhawan Satellite, a 3U Satellite launched through ISRO last month. Dr. Srimathi also led a  record number of balloon sat missions in her national country, India.

Under the first-ever space program in Maldives, 12 local students will complete the world’s first Nano-Satellite Engineering Professional certification with the help from KFS Space Foundation of the United Kingdom. The training program for these 12 students will be conducted by an expert team from the United States.

The Maldives’ space program was launched on November 12 by the IGS in partnership with KFS Space Foundation. IGS aims to develop a new set of Maldivian leaders, engineers and scientists who are committed to reaching their full potential and eventually, towards world-class success.