India's Second Rocket Launching Port To Come Up In Tamil Nadu's Kulasekarapattinam

India's Second Rocket Launching Port To Come Up In Tamil Nadu's Kulasekarapattinam

Many of these services and products will definitely find global customers, which will increase India’s share in the global space sector market.

NEW DELHI || The Government of India has identified land for setting up of country's second 'Rocket Port', union minister Dr Jitendra Singh has informed the Lok Sabha. The port will be set up by ISRO and will be located in Kulasekarapattinam, Tamil Nadu.

As per the request of Department of Space, Government of Tamil Nadu has identified 961.66.90 hectares in Thoothukudi district. Land survey has been completed for 431.87.74 hectares and preliminary notification has been issued. Survey work for balance area is in advance stage.At present, one Launch Pad is being proposed at the second launch port at Kulasekarapattinam,Tamil Nadu.

Center’s policy decision of opening up of space sector for private players enables them to develop various space qualified subsystems and systems along with building of satellites and launch vehicles. They are also permitted to establish facilities and provide launch services and other space based services.

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