Sriharikota Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR – Nellore


Table of Contents

About Sriharikota

Satish  Dhawan  Space  Centre  (SDSC)  SHAR,  Sriharikota, the  Spaceport of  India,  is responsible for providing  Launch  Base  Infrastructure for the  Indian  Space Programme. This  Centre has the facilities for solid propellant processing,  static testing of solid motors,  launch vehicle integration and launch operations, range operations comprising telemetry, tracking and command network, and mission control center.

The Centre has two launch pads from where the rocket launching operations of PSLV and GSLV are carried out. The mandate for the center is

(i) to produce solid propellant boosters for the launch vehicle programs of ISRO

(ii) to provide the infrastructure for qualifying various subsystems and solid rocket motors and carrying out the necessary tests

(iii) to provide launch base infrastructure for satellites and launch vehicles.

SDSC SHAR has a separate launch pad for launching sounding rockets. The center also provides the necessary launch base infrastructure for sounding rockets of  ISRO and for assembly, integration, and launch of sounding rockets and payloads.

On being permitted to enter the Satish Dhawan Space Station, one could tour the whole place and have a look at the launch vehicles and pads from up-close. Typically, without permission, one cannot enter the Space Station. The launch can be watched from outside the Space Station itself.


How to Reach Sriharikota

By Air: Tirupati International Airport – 88.2 km, Chennai International Airport – 120 km

By Train: Nellore Railway Station – 121 km, Gudur Junction – 79.8 km

By Bus: Sullurpeta – 20 km, Chennai – 93 km


Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota Range PO – 524124, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Also Read Place To Visit In And Around Nellore District

Official Website Of Sriharikota

Nellore Hotels Booking

 Sriharikota Map


Post Discussion

Leave a Reply