Bengaluru: Dr. A K Anil Kumar, Senior Scientist in ISRO ihas been elected as the Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) during its Annual Conference – International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2022 held in Paris from 18 to 22 September 2022.
Founded in 1951, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is the world’s leading space advocacy body with 433 members from 72 countries, including all leading space agencies, companies, research institutions, universities, societies, associations, institutes, and museums worldwide.
IAF actively encourages the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes and supports the dissemination of scientific and technical information related to space.
Dr. A K Anil Kumar, currently Associate Director, ISTRAC, Bengaluru has been leading the ISRO activities for safe and sustainable space operations Management. His election as Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is a recognition of ISRO’s space endeavors and helps in promoting international collaboration.