New Spaceport In Tamil Nadu:
India is set to expand its space capabilities with the establishment of a new spaceport in Kulasekarapattinam, Tamil Nadu.
- The spaceport will be used for launching the Small Satellite Launch Vehicles (SSLV) developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which are designed to offer low-cost and flexible access to space for small satellites.
- The spaceport will also be open for use by Non-Government Entities (NGEs), subject to technical and safety requirements, as per the Indian Space Policy 2023.
- The Government has also established the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) as a single-window agency for facilitating and authorizing the space activities of NGEs.