Sriharikota is located in Andhra Pradesh. Now, the reason why Sriharikota is chosen to launch rockets is because it is located nearer to the equator?. Near the equator there is an additional velocity, and the rocket launched from the east - coast gets benefited from it.
Similarly, it is asked, why are satellites launched eastward?
A satellite launched from the sites near the equator towards the east direction will get an initial boost equal to the velocity of Earth surface. This is similar to an athlete circling round and round before throwing a discus or a shot put.
Also Know, what are the advantages of Sriharikota?
What makes Sriharikota in Andhra an ideal launchpad for ISRO
- Near the sea. Once a rocket ignites and lifts off, there's not much control over it even if it deviates from its set path or does not follow its trajectory.
- Near to the Equator. If the launch location is near to the Equator, a lot of fuel can be saved.
- Stable geographical platform.
Can we see rocket launch from Sriharikota?
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has officially opened a viewing gallery at its primary launch base in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Today's launch of PSLV C4-5 will be the first rocket launch that common citizens can witness from the new gallery off the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
Why is thumba selected?
Chitnis selected Thumba as it was very close to the magnetic equator of the earth, making it an ideal location for scientists to conduct low-altitude, upper atmosphere and ionosphere studies. Chitnis suggested this location to his colleagues and after several meetings, the location was finalised for a rocket station.