New Delhi, Nov. 29 -- India's first privately designed and operated Launchpad and Mission Control centre was inaugurated at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, space startup Agnikul Cosmos announced on Monday.

The Agnikul Launchpad was launched on November 25 by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath.

Agnikul Cosmos, incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, also plans to launch its customisable Agnibaan rocket from the Launchpad before the end of this year.

The facility, designed by Agnikul Cosmos and executed with the support of ISRO and IN-SPACe, has two sections, the Agnikul Launchpad (ALP) and the Agnikul Mission Control Center (AMCC)."The first exclusive Launchpad for a private laun...