The Rocket Launching Station is located at Thumba in Thiruvananthapuram.
It is India’s first spaceport, which was established in 1963.
Thumba in Thiruvananthapuram is an ideal site for the launch of rockets, which is due to its :
- Closeness to the geomagnetic equator.
- The presence of a strong ‘equatorial electrojet’ current over Thumba.
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