ISRO to launch its brand-new SSLV rocket from Sriharikota

ISRO claims that an SSLV rocket can be produced within one week to satisfy the demands of the expanding space industry.

ISRO to launch its brand-new SSLV rocket from Sriharikota
Satish Dhawan Space Centre. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota will be made to serve as the launch site for the new Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on August 7.

The mission will launch at 9:18 IST, according to ISRO. The general citizens are invited to the ISRO Launch Viewers gallery of SDSC in Sriharikota to see the launch of SSLV-D1, slated for Sunday, by the ISRO. Low earth orbit satellites under 500 kg are in high demand for uses like earth monitoring and offering internet connectivity in distant places, and the ISRO has designed the SSLV to launch them into orbit.