Bengaluru: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Sivan said on Wednesday, that the second spaceport in India will be located in Thoothukudi district. This spaceport will be used for launching smaller satellites in the earth’s lower orbit.
“The Tamil Nadu government has begun acquiring about 2,300 acres of land in Thoothukudi district for our second satellite launch port, ideally located for launching smaller satellites in the earth’s lower orbit,” the ISRO Chairman told reporters.
“The new location is ideal for launching smaller satellites of less than 500 kg in the sun-synchronous orbit,” said Sivan.
However, until the second spaceport gets ready with all the facilities, the smaller satellites will be launched from Sriharikota itself, the first spaceport of the country.