India's Satellite Launching Station
The Satellite launching station of India is located at Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh). The Sriharikota Range is an important Spaceport of India responsible for providing Launch Base Infrastructure for the Indian Space Programme. Earlier it was known as the Sriharikota Range - SHAR.
The Satish Dhawan Space Centre - SDSC is the new name of the SHAR centre. It has been named after Satish Dhawan, an Indian aerospace engineer and mathematician, who is often referred to as the father of experimental fluid dynamics research. In the Satish Dhawan Space Centre launching station, two launch pads were built. Hence, there are three major rocket launching sites in India:
- Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre,
- Thiruvananthapuram (Thumba), Kerala and
- Satish Dhawan Space Centre (Sriharikota).
Satellite Launching Station is Located at
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) houses India's satellite launching station. The satellite launching station is named Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) or Sriharikota Range (SHAR). The satellite station got its name as Sriharikota Range in 2002 on the name of ISRO's former chairman Satish Dhawan. He was regarded as the father of experimental fluid dynamics research and a great mind.