India’s second spaceport to be in TN’s Thoothukudi: ISRO

India’s second spaceport for launching small satellites would be located in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district, ISRO chief K. Sivan said on Wednesday.

“The Tamil Nadu government has begun acquiring about 2,300 acres of land in Thoothukudi district for our second satellite launch port, ideally located for launching smaller satellites in the earth’s lower orbit,” the Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman told reporters here.

Thoothukudi is about 600 km southeast of Chennai.

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