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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates ISRO’s Second Spaceport In Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) second spaceport in Kulasekarapattinam, Tamil Nadu. This marks a significant milestone in India’s space exploration endeavors, promising to revolutionize the nation’s satellite launch capabilities.

Cost and Scope

  • The project is estimated to cost Rs 950 crore.
  • It aims to cater to the growing demand for satellite launches, particularly for small satellites.

Geographical Advantage

  • The new spaceport, sprawling over 2,233 acres, offers strategic advantages.
  • Its location promises fuel savings and more efficient satellite launches compared to the existing facility in Sriharikota.

Government Support and Collaboration

  • The Tamil Nadu government completed land acquisition for the project.
  • The Centre’s decision to open up the space sector to 100% FDI encourages private sector participation.

Space Industrial and Propellants Park

  • A Space Industrial and Propellants Park across 2,000 acres is being established in the district.
  • It aims to create a vibrant ecosystem for space industry players, further boosting the region’s contribution to the space sector.

Enhanced Launch Capabilities

  • The new spaceport allows satellites to travel directly southwards, saving fuel and reducing turnaround time.
  • ISRO scientists highlight its potential to enhance payload capability and efficiency.

Economic Impact and Employment Opportunities

  • The project is expected to generate employment opportunities and spur development in Kulasekarapattinam.
  • It will bolster India’s presence in the global small satellite market, contributing to economic growth.

Gaganyaan Mission and Beyond

  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurated three new facilities to enhance ISRO’s launch capabilities.
  • Handing over wings to the first crew of India’s Gaganyaan mission showcases India’s ambitious space exploration goals.

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