Rocket Launch : ISRO Builds Visitors Gallery

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People, who wish to catch a glimpse of stunning launches of ISRO’s multi-storeyed tall and tonnes-heavy rockets, can come to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, an island in Andhra Pradesh.

Monday’s liftoff of PSLV-C45 carrying a DRDO payload Emisat and 28 foreign satellites will be the first such launch which spectators can witness at the space agency’s island, which is over 100km north of Chennai.

The viewing gallery, built like a stadium, has a capacity to accommodate as many as 5,000 people. The gallery faces the two launchpads and will give a clear line of sight of the rocket and its launch.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa), which too allows people in the US to watch its space activities, including rocket launches.

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