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Govt to set up new rocket launch pad near Kulasekarapattinam in Tamil Nadu


Govt to set up new rocket launch pad near Kulasekarapattinam in Tamil Nadu



Government to set up a new rocket launch pad in Tamil Nadu. Currently, the Indian Space Research organisation has two launch pads at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The development comes on the backdrop of increasing launches from India, both for domestic and international customers.

Number of launches every year by the space agency has increased over 30. In 2018, the space agency launched 17 missions.

Isro is developing the next variant of GSLV is GSLV Mk III, with indigenous high thrust cryogenic engine and stage, having the capability of launching 4 tonne class of communication satellites. The space agency is also working on small rockets to carry small satellites.