Death of a female scientist who led India’s lunar mission
India sent Chandrayaan-3 to the moon last week. N Valaramati was one of the leaders in this successful campaign. The woman scientist of the Indian space research organization ISRO has died. He breathed his last at a hospital in Chennai on Saturday evening. News-Times of India
Sources close to the late scientist said that he died of heart disease. PV Venkatakrishnan, former director of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), mourned Valaramati’s death. On his X (ex-Twitter) handle, he said, “When the countdown of ISRO’s next missions to Sriharikota continues, Valarmati madam’s voice will not be heard anymore. very sorry bow.”
On August 23, Valarmati was at the center of the exercise, from decelerating the Vikram lander to landing on the moon like a bird’s feather (soft landing).
Valaramati was born on July 31, 1959 in the village of Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu. He joined ISRO in 1984. India’s first indigenously developed Radar Satellite (RIS) was successfully launched in 2012. Valarmati was the supervisor of this expedition.