ISRO sets up launch viewing gallery at Sriharikota

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has constructed a Launch Viewing Gallery in the form of a stadium from which visitors could view the launches live at the spaceport of Sriharikota. The gallery, which has the capacity to accommodate 5,000 visitors, would be inaugurated by ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan on March 31.

An ISRO release on Friday said the visitors gallery was placed at an appropriate location with clear line of sight to the two launch pads of the Sriharikota Range. ''The visitors can view launch from this gallery in real time with naked eyes'', it said, adding, large screens were also placed to visually explain the various intricacies of launcher and satellites. In addition, pre and post launch activities will be telecasted and explained through these screens to the viewers.