Director, Science Programme Office, ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore, India.
Dr. Tirtha Pratim Das is the Director of the Science Programme Office, ISRO Headquarters, Bangalore, India. Dr. Das started his career in ISRO as a launch vehicle technologist in Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, and contributed to the PSLV and GSLV missions. Subsequently, he played significant role in the Planetary Exploration programme of ISRO and contributed to the scientific exploration of Moon and Mars in Chandrayaan-1, 2 and Mars Orbiter Missions. In the pursuit of disruptive technologies in ISRO, Dr. Das has also been instrumental for the development of disruptive and futuristic space technologies for the new decades. Dr. Das is an alumnus of the Department of Physics, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, University of Calcutta. He earned his Ph.D. on the lunar exosphere from Cochin University of Science and Technology while working as a scientist in the Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO.