Satish Dhawan Space Centre Overview

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Basic Info


Satish Dhawan Space Centre

Total Launch Count


First Launch

10 Aug 1979

Last Launch

17 Feb 2024



The Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), previously known as Sriharikota Range (SHAR), is the primary spaceport of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), located in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Established in 1971, it has been pivotal in India's space missions, including lunar probes like Chandrayaan and the Mars Orbiter Mission. The center, renamed in 2002 in honor of former ISRO chairman Satish Dhawan, features two operational launch pads and is equipped for launching sounding rockets, polar satellites, and geosynchronous satellites. Its strategic location near the equator enhances its launch efficiency. SDSC's facilities support a range of space vehicles and missions, contributing significantly to India's space exploration and satellite deployment capabilities.

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