News: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has begun preparatory works for setting up a third rocket Launchpad.
About Third Launchpad
- It will set up in a coastal hamlet of Kulashekhrapattinam in the Thuthukudi district, Tamil Nadu.
It is intended to support:
- increased launch frequency,
- provide active redundancy to existing launch pads and
- To support launching requirements of advanced launch vehicles.
- At present, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has two launchpads at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota Range (SDSC-SHAR).
- SHAR is situated in an island off Sullurupeta – a small town in Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh.