Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, is the lead focus of ISRO answerable for the plan and improvement of dispatch vehicle innovation. The Center seeks after dynamic innovative work in the fields of air transportation, flying, materials, components, vehicle reconciliation, synthetics, drive, space arms, structures, space physical science and frameworks dependability. The Center attempts urgent duties of configuration, producing, investigation, advancement and testing identified with the acknowledgment of subsystems for the various missions. These are supported by exercises towards program. Arranging and assessment, innovation move, industry coordination, HR improvement and security. Arranging, execution and upkeep of all affable works identified with the Center is likewise does. The Center relies upon authoritative and assistant administrations for help.
VSSC has expansion Centers at Valiamala lodging significant offices of systems, vehicle coordination and testing and at Vattiyoorkavu for the advancement of composites. The Ammonium Perchlorate Experimental Plant (APEP) has been set up by VSSC at Aluva close to Kochi.
The significant projects at VSSC incorporate Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and Rohini Sounding Rockets just as the improvement of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk Ill, Reusable Launch Vehicles, cutting edge innovation vehicles, air-breathing impetus and basic advances towards human spaceflight.