Shri P. P. Kale
Shri P. P. Kale was the Director, Space Applications Centre
during 1987-1994. Born on March 4, 1941 at Pune, Maharashtra, he
obtained his postgraduate degree in Physics from Gujarat
University, Ahmedabad in 1962.
Educational Qualification :
B.Sc., (Honours) Physics
1960 from M.S. University, Baroda M.Sc., Physics 1962 from Gujarat
Distinctions Obtained and achievements :
HARI OM ASHRAM Prerit Vikram Sarabhai Award for Systems Analysis
and Management Problems (1975). Recipient of PADMA SHRI AWARD for
outstanding contributions to INSAT-I Programme (1984). Recipient
of 14th Ram Lal Wadhwa Gold Medal awarded by Council of
Institution of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineers (1991).
Position held :
Involved in Space Activities from
first Rocket Launch from Thumba. Head, Electronics Division
Satellite Systems, Space Science & Technology Centre, THUMBA,
Trivandrum. Satellite Instructional Television Experiment.
Resident Representative of ISRO at Goddard Space Flight Centre,
NASA, Greenbelt, Maryland USA (1970-1972). Project Manager,
Electronics and TV Hardware, Satellite Instructional Television
Experiment (SITE), Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad
(1973-1976) Project Director INSAT-I Space Segment Project
Department of Space, Government of India Bangalore (1977-1987)
Director, Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research
Organisation, Government of India, SAC P.O., Jodhpur Tekra,
Ahmedabad 380 053 (1987 - January 1994) Director, Vikram Sarabhai
Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation. Government of
India, Trivandrum-690 022, with effect from February 1, 2007.
Other Activities :
Prepared the material, script &
graphics and presented the same for a fifteen part Video Series
“Introduction to Space Communications” for UGC Country Wide Class
Room. Already transmitted twice - Produced at EMRC, Gujarat
University. Prepared the concept for a twenty part Video Series
“Introduction to Remote Sensing” for UGC Country Wide Class Room.
Prepared material, script and graphics and presented the same for
six parts of this series Produced at EMRC, Gujarat University.
Honorary Professor at Gujarat University for teaching subjects
such as orbital mechanics, satellite systems, space
communications to students of postgraduate diploma course of Space
Sciences and Applications. Memberships :
||Institution of Electronics &
Tele-Communication Engineers (IETE), New Delhi.
||Gujarat Science Academy (GSA)
||Indian Society for Advancement of
Materials Life Member and Process Engineering (ISAMPE).
||Board of Sarabhai Trustees of Dr. Vikram
A. AMA Memorial Trust.
||Selection committee of National Council
for Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) National
Award for Science Popularisation Among Children.
||Astronautical Society of India, Bangalore
||Computer Society of India, Ahmedabad
||Indian Society of Geomatics