ISRO

Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR

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 centre.

The Centre has two launch pads from where the rocket launching operations of PSLV and GSLV are carried out. The mandate for the centre is (i) to produce solid propellant boosters for the launch vehicle programmes 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 centre also provides the necessary  launch base  infrastructure for sounding rockets of  ISRO and  for assembly, integration and launch of sounding rockets and payloads.