Sriharikota

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Sriharikota
శ్రీహరికోట
श्रीहरिकोटा
town
PSLV-C8 rocket lifting off from Sriharikota
PSLV-C8 rocket lifting off from Sriharikota
Sriharikota is located in Andhra Pradesh
Sriharikota
Sriharikota
Coordinates: 13°43′04″N 80°12′00″E / 13.7178°N 80.2000°E / 13.7178; 80.2000Coordinates: 13°43′04″N 80°12′00″E / 13.7178°N 80.2000°E / 13.7178; 80.2000
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Nellore District
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 524124
Vehicle registration AP
Climate tropical wet and dry (Köppen)

Sriharikota (Telugu: శ్రీహరికోట) is a barrier island off the Bay of Bengal coast located in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, one of the two satellite launch centers in India with the other being the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram. Indian Space Research Organisation launch satellites using multistage rockets such as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota.[1]

Location[edit]

Sriharikota is located in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh and separates Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal[2] The nearest town and railway station is Sullurpeta.[3]

Pulicat Lake near Sriharikota

Climate[edit]

Köppen–Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw; bordering with As).

Climate data for Sriharikota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.6
(85.3)
31.5
(88.7)
33.6
(92.5)
36
(97)
38.8
(101.8)
38
(100)
35.6
(96.1)
35.2
(95.4)
34.5
(94.1)
32.3
(90.1)
29.6
(85.3)
28.8
(83.8)
33.63
(92.51)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.6
(76.3)
26
(79)
28.1
(82.6)
30.9
(87.6)
33.4
(92.1)
32.8
(91)
31
(88)
30.7
(87.3)
30
(86)
28.3
(82.9)
26
(79)
24.6
(76.3)
28.87
(84.01)
Average low °C (°F) 19.7
(67.5)
20.6
(69.1)
22.7
(72.9)
25.8
(78.4)
28
(82)
27.7
(81.9)
26.5
(79.7)
26.2
(79.2)
25.6
(78.1)
24.4
(75.9)
22.4
(72.3)
20.2
(68.4)
24.15
(75.45)
Precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.51)
3
(0.12)
2
(0.08)
15
(0.59)
58
(2.28)
49
(1.93)
101
(3.98)
127
(5)
95
(3.74)
253
(9.96)
287
(11.3)
109
(4.29)
1,112
(43.78)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 1m[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Srīharikota Island. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
  2. ^ [2] Pincode and Map Location of SRIHARIKOTA RANGE, NELLORE District, ANDHRA PRADESH State-Source Pincode locator
  3. ^ [3] Driving Directions from Sriharikota to Sullurpeta-Source-Google Maps
  4. ^ "Climate: Sriharikota - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 

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