Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 12:00 pm]
- Address: VSSC Road, Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695022, Trivandrum, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4712564292
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museums, Family And Kids
If you are curious about space science and the inventions related to it, then a visit to the Space Museum can make you pleased for sure. This museum is utterly a delight to visit with family and friends as it makes people informed in many ways. The facility is majorly known as Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and it is a major part of ISRO. The very museum aims to make people know about the glorious journey of the Indian Space Programme. Comprising six well managed sections and a movie hall, this museum presents all that tourists and students would love to know about. Apart from Sunday and national holidays, the Space Museum remains open from 9.30 AM to 4 PM.
- You have to carry a proof of Indian Citizenship to see the museum.
- To visit the Museum, register for a ‘request for visit’ on the center’s official website. This will add you to the visitor’s list and will give you easy access to the museum.
- By Bus: At Pallithura Bus Station
- Hire an Auto-rickshaw.
- Hire a Taxi/ Cab.
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Trivandrum before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Trivandrum and book an accommodation of your choice.
7.17% of people who visit Trivandrum include Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Museum in their plan
95% of people start their Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Museum visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Museum
People normally also visit Sea Side Orchid Farm while planning their trip to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Museum.
This is a very interesting place to get knowledge .
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is the largest among the ISRO facilities. It is a centre for the design and development of satellite launch vehicles and associated technologies. The centre pursues research and development in a host of distinct technology domains including aeronautics, avionics, and composites, primarily for the purpose of advancing the development of launch vehicle technology in India. After incorporation of the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) in 1962, its first act was the establishment of the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) at Thumba, in Thiruvananthapuram. Thumba was picked as the launch site for sounding rockets for meteorological and upper atmospheric research due to its location on the geomagnetic equator. 21 November 1963 marked India's first venture into space, with the launch of a two-stage Nike Apache sounding rocket from TERLS. The first rockets launched were built in United States. The first Indian designed and built rocket, RH-75, made its maiden flight on 20 November 1967. This was the 52nd launch of a sounding rocket from TERLS. It was flown twice again in 1967 and another 12 times in 1968, making a total of 15 RH-75 flights. Among the sounding rockets to have flown from TERLS were Arcas-1, Arcas-11, Centaure-1, 11A and 11B, Dragon-1, Dual Hawk, Judy Dart, Menaka-1, Menaka-1Mk 1 and Mk11, Nike Tomahawk, M-100, Petrel, RH-100, RH-125, RH-200 (S), RH-300, variants of RH-560, etc. There have been a total of nearly 2200 sounding rocket launches from TERLS, so far.
I am so happy that i visited ISRO twice .I really want to become a part of ISRO its my dream..
Before this name VSSC Trivandrum, we had 2 basic units TERLS and SSTC . There were small units involved in rocket development and testing facilities. SSTC is space science and technology centre at Veli. After dr. Vikram Saravai died in 1982 all units of thumba were merged together to form a single unit for better management. In course of time technology and science reached higher levels. Big rocket and satellite facilities were shifted to SHAR centre. Only smaller rockets development and flying activities remained here. There was opposition from local people, and groups to shift to SHAR from thumba.
A group of talented and work oriented people