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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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