Land acquisition for second spaceport going on: ISRO Chief

BENGALURU: India will join the select club of nations, which have multiple rocket launch centres, once the second space port, planned to be established at Turicorin in Tamil Nadu, materialises, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan said here on Wednesday.

Speaking to newspersons here, the ISRO chief said the land acquisition process for the proposed second launch pad at Titicorin has been confirmed and the ISRO has already taken possession of over 2300 acres of land for the proposed project.

He said the new launch pad will initially be utilised for the launch of newly-developed Small Satellite Launch Vehicles (SSLV), before moving forward to launch the PSLVs and the GSLVs. (AGENCIES)