Our Director

Badarinarayana Murthy

        Shri.M.Badarinarayana Murthy, Outstanding Scientist is the Director of ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) Mahendragiri, TamilNadu, the only testing hub of ISRO's Liquid Propulsion systems both for launch vehicles and spacecrafts. At IPRC, he meticulously manages the world class and state of the art facilities for the Assembly & Integration and testing of Engines & Stages for ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk III (GSLV Mk III), propulsion systems of spacecrafts, storage & supply of earth storable propellants and production & supply of cryogenic propellants. Presently, he is engaged towards techno managerial leadership in the Assembly & Integration and testing of ISRO's next generation Semi Cryogenic rocket engine capable of delivering 2000kN thrust working on Liquid Oxygen/Isrosene (rocket grade kerosene) and various liquid propulsion systems of Gaganyaan mission: the Human Space flight of ISRO, Chandrayaan-3 and research on Scramjet Propulsion System.

         Shri.M.Badarinarayana Murthy was the prime Technocrat for the establishment of Cryogenic facilities at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota, the Spaceport of India. His contribution towards the realization of Cryo stage servicing system for GSLV at First Launch Pad was remarkable. As Project manager for Cryo Systems in the prestigious Second Launch Pad, he has realized the Cryo Systems indigenously. In the position of Dy. Project Director, he has augmented Second Launch Pad to launch GSLV Mk III. He has studied and realized Acoustic Suppression System using gravity fed water system for GSLV Mk III lift off.

          Shri.M.Badarinarayana Murthy joined SDSC, SHAR, ISRO in 1987 with Post graduate degree in Engineering Design from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and has functioned in various capacities. He had been functioning as Associate Director, SDSC SHAR before became Director of IPRC.           

        He is the recipient of ISRO Performance Excellence Award, ISRO Team Excellency Award, ISRO Merit Award and Team Achievement Award from Astronautical Society of India.

          Shri.M.Badarinarayana Murthy is the Life member of High Energy Materials Society of India, Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Astronautical Society of India.

          To his credit he has published many papers in national and International journals.

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