Isro plans new facility near Sriharikota

Isro Chairman Radhakrishnan said on Saturday that the idea was to bring sub-systems integration activities by industries and Isro closer to the launch site at Sriharikota, avoiding transportation of sensitive sub-systems from far-off places.

“Discussions are on with the Andhra Pradesh government and the industries to set up the proposed facility on the mainland near Sriharikota spread across an area of about 320 acres,” he added.

Integration activities happening in a controlled quality environment would be highly reliable and involves less time and risks of transportation.

He said Isro would set up a multi-mission ground segment for earth-observation satellites and a national database for the nation’s emergency management, at Shadnagar near Hyderabad.

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