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Land Acquisition In Progress In Tamil Nadu For ISRO’s Second Rocket Port

Recently, a top district official stated that the land acquisition in Tamil Nadu’s (India) Tuticorin district for the country’s second rocket port is ongoing. Sandeep Nanduri—Collector of Tuticorin District—said to IANS, “The procedure for obtaining land for the rocket launching pad has started. The total land requirement is around 2,300 Acres. The project activity is anticipated to commence in 6 Months.” Jitendra Singh—Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space—said to the Rajya Sabha, “The administration has a plan to build a rocket launch pad near Kulasekarapattinam town in Tamil Nadu state.”

With the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) surging its rocket launch operations, a need has been reported for a second rocket port in the country. The Indian space agency at present flies two kinds of rockets—such as the GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) and the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). The leading space-faring countries have several rocket launch locations. Presently, India has just one rocket port at Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) with two takeoff sites. An ISRO executive earlier stated to IANS, “Tuticorin is an ideal site for a rocket that requires flying southwards. In conclusion, it was examined long ago for locating a rocket liftoff location but the locals were against this.”

Similarly, ISRO was in news as NASA found Indian Moon lander with the assistance of an amateur space enthusiast. Reportedly, India’s Vikram lunar lander—collided on its last approach on the Moon’s surface in September—has been identified in part to the research attempts of an amateur space enthusiast. NASA confirmed the discovery by releasing a picture taken by its LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter) that showed the location of the spaceship’s impact. The picture showed the associated debris field, with its some parts scattered over about two dozen locations covering several kilometers.

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Being a Graduate in Microbiology and the topper of 2013–14 batch, it justifies that Richard handles the Science department here at Medical Device News. With more than 3 years of experience in this field, it would be wrong to refer Richard as the veteran of this field. When not elbow deep in work, you may find Richard outdoors indulging his love of adventure sports such as hiking, cycling, snowboarding, rock climbing, and scuba diving.

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