Chennai, Nov. 28 -- Heralding a new era in the Indian Space programme, space tech start-up Agnikul Cosmos has set up its first private Launch Pad and Mission Control Center (MCC) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR Range, Sriharikota.

It was inaugurated by ISRO Chairman S Somanath and this private launchpad marks the beginning of a new era in Indian Space.

Agnikul's upcoming guided and controlled launch will be carried out from this facility.

This is India's first ever launchpad designed and operated by a private player.

The facility which was designed by Agnikul and executed in support with ISRO and IN-SPACe has two sections to it - the Agnikul Launch Pad (ALP) and the Agnikul Mission Control Center (AMCC).

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