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ISRO to build a new launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota


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By Newsgram Staff Writer

A possible site for the new Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launch pad, ‘Third Launch Pad’ has been identified in Sriharikota,MoS Dr. Jitendra Singh told Rajya Sabha today.

The new launch pad is being build to increase launch frequency, take care of launching requirements of future advanced launch vehicles and also serve as a redundant launch pad for the GSLV MIII class of vehicles, he added.

The minister said that the site has been selected taking into account the safety distances and maximal utilization of existing launch pad facilities.

However, further work on the design of the launch pad will be taken up after finalizing the configuration of the advanced launch vehicle, of GSLV MIII.

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India to Launch its Own Space Station, Says ISRO Chief

The project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission

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India would have its own space station, ISRO chief K. Sivan said here on Thursday. The project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission.

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“We have to sustain the Gaganyaan programme after the launch of (the) human space mission. In this context, India is planning to have its own space station,” Sivan told reporters. (IANS)

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