Sriharikota (Satish Dhawan Space Centre) – School Students Tour, Sriharikota visiting places, Chennai to Sriharikota
Sriharikota is an island which an amazing tourist spots too, especially for the students because it has satellite launch center used by ISRO. Sriharikota is situated amongst in sullurupeta, the state of Andhra Pradesh, separates the Pulikat Lake from the Bay of Bengal. The island covers an area of about 43,360 acres (175 sq.km) with a coastline of 50 km.
Sriharikota has a Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) is also called as Sriharikota Range (SHAR) is a rocket launch center operated by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). it is prominent tourist spot for scientific school student tour.
We have other space research centers like Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) in Kerala. But in Sriharikota, Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) has worth exploring important facts about this launching station is PSLV-C37 104 satellite launch on February 15, 2017, by ISRO.
ISRO made a world record by launched 104 satellites in a single mission. The Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram is used for launching sounding rockets which are small and go off to certain heights, which is less than 100 km. In 1969, Sriharikota Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSH) or Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) was chosen as a satellite launching station.
Why is Sriharikota an ideal Satellite launching centre operated by ISRO?
Surrounded by sea:
Sriharikota is surrounded by sea Bay of Bengal and Pulikat Lake. In case the rocket deviates from its path, it can be diverted to the sea by giving the destruct command. The rocket can fall into the sea without any destruction.
Near to the equator:
If the rocket is placed near to the equator which means to save the fuel. South India could be used as a satellite launching centre because the equator falls on the southern region with coastal line mostly.
The soil should be strong enough to be used as a space centre location because it should balance the vibrations producing while launching the satellite.
How to visit Sriharikota Satish Dhawan space research centre:
You can plan your tour and go from Chennai to Sriharikota which is the easiest way. The distance between Sriharikota to Chennai is about 103km takes 2hour 20 minutes to reach, it is the nearest and easiest way to visit Sriharikota Satish Dhawan space research centre.
You can schedule your plan and extend it to visit nearby Sriharikota visiting places.
Schedule your plan then prefer tour operators to guide the school students trip properly and who will arrange the trip to visit Sriharikota Satish Dhawan centre with reliable and sufficient visitor’s permission.
Speak to our tour operator – +91 98418 02288
The space station is open to visitors but the facility tour is limited to assembly buildings, launch pads, launch pedestals, mission control and launch control centers and space museum. You can visit Sriharikota to watch a rocket launch live too, but has some security restrictions also.
1. If you are a school/ college student you can go on a field trip with your teachers.
2. If you know someone working in SHAR/ ISRO, they can take you along with visitor pass.
3. Only Indian nationals are allowed inside ISRO.
4. Photography is strictly prohibited: For security purposes, camera, camcorders, recorders, phones etc are not allowed inside the SHAR premises.
Sriharikota visiting places:
Bird sanctuary in Pulikat Lake:
In the Pulikat Lake, we can see lots of birds flying and this constitutes to the beauty of the Pulikat Lake. The visitors from various parts of the world coming to visit the Satish Dhawan space centre and also they come to see this bird sanctuary. The Andhra Government has approved this place to be the bird sanctuary officially even though this is one of the restricted zones in Andhra Pradesh.
Pulikat lake boating:
There is no perfect boating provided in the Pulikat Lake but the people can go sailing in the Pulikat Lake to view the birds with the help of the local people who live there. If we give some money to the local fisherman, they will take us to the islands and we can view the scenic beauty from those islands at our own risk.
**This article taken from own knowledge and variant sources