ISRO scientist Anil Kumar elected VP of International Astronautical Federation

Current Affairs

  • Senior Indian Space Research Organization scientist Anil Kumar has been appointed as the Vice-President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). Dr. Anil Kumar is currently serving as the Associate Director, of ISRO Telemetry, Tracking, and Command Network (ISTRAC).
  • The International Astronautical Federation was founded in 1951, IAF is world’s leading space advocacy body with 433 members in 72 nations.
  • International Astronautical Federation Congress (IAC) is an annual space event and it is attended by more than 6000 participants, IAC is organized by the IAF.
  • The International Astronautical Federation Congress includes networking events, talks, and a technical program on advances in science and exploration, applications, and operations, technology, infrastructure, and space and society.

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