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New launchpad at Sriharikota to boost ISRO's launch capacity

03 Aug 2017 | By Roma Das

ISRO's launch capacity will soon receive a boost as the launchpad center at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota will get a second vehicle assembly building by the end of this year.

The new facility will also help assemble the launch vehicles in parallel; thus bringing it to the existing two launchpads.

Also, more vehicles could be assembled with this new center.

In context: Sriharikota's new facility to boost ISRO's launch capacity

03 Aug 2017New launchpad at Sriharikota to boost ISRO's launch capacity

ISRO Chairman speaksFinal assembling of rocket components to be easier: ISRO Chairman

The final assembling of components (stages of rockets) will be much easier with the new facility in place, said ISRO's chairman AS Kiran Kumar.

It will also help ISRO achieve the target launch of 12 rockets a year from 7 at present.

The ISRO chairman further stated that a third launchpad is being considered but government's approval is required for the same.

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