SHAR, with two launch pads is the main launch centre of ISRO located at 100 km
north of Chennai. SDSC SHAR has the necessary infrastructure for launching
satellite into low earth orbit, polar orbit and geostationary transfer orbit.
The launch complexes provide complete support for vehicle assembly, fuelling,
checkout and launch operations. Apart form these, it has facilities for
launching sounding rockets meant for studying the earth’s atmosphere.