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

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

PSLV-C47, isro
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PSLV-C47 at the launch pad in Sriharikota.

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Government is planning to set up a new rocket launch pad in Tamil Nadu. Currently, the Indian Space Research organisation (Isro) has two launch pads at Sriharikotta, Andhra Pradesh. The development comes on the backdrop of increasing launches from India, both for domestic and international customers.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Thursday said, "Government has proposal to set up rocket launching pad near Kulasekarapattinam in the state of Tamil Nadu".

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First Published: Nov 28 2019 | 6:21 PM IST

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