Satish Dhawan Space Center is the launch center of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It is located in
Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, it is also known as 'Sriharikota Range' or 'Sriharikota Launching Range'. In 2002, it was renamed after ISRO's former manager and scientist Satish Dhawan in his honor.
The Union Cabinet on 12 September 2013 approved the construction of the second building for the assembly of the launch vehicle at the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota. It will cost an estimated cost of Rs 363.95 crore, out of which Rs 7 crore will be spent in foreign currency. With the availability of this second building, the launch frequencies of PSLV and GSLV will increase. It will provide additional facilities to the existing Vehicle Assembly Building for the integration of GSLV Mk-III. It will also provide a lot of convenience for the third launch pad and future general vehicle launch.
The satellite launch vehicle and augmented satellite launch vehicle were launched from this launchpad. It is located at the southern tip of the current launch site. It has been retired. It was initially built to launch satellite launch vehicles. But later it was used as an augmented satellite launch vehicle launch complex.