Second Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota (SDSC-SHAR)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today approved for realization of Second Vehicle Assembly Building at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota (SDSC-SHAR) at an estimated cost of Rs. 363.95 crore with a foreign exchange component of Rs. 7 crore.

The Second Vehicle Assembly Building will provide enhanced launch frequency of PSLV and GSLV by facilitating parallel integration operations. It will also provide redundancy to existing Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) for integration of GSLV MK-III and also as a prime integration facility for third launch pad and future general launch vehicles.

Project teams formed by the Department of Space at SDSC-SHAR will realize the systems through the contractor by floating tenders package wise. An engineering consultant will be engaged to carry out configuration development, detailed engineering and preparation of tender documents by dividing the total work into various packages. The SVAB is targeted for realization within 42 months.

Background:
SDSC SHAR currently has two operation launch pads providing launch support for the satellites. There has been an increasing demand for launching of satellites from Sriharikota.