ISRO launch RH200: The ISRO’s flexible sounding rocket has successfully launched 200 times in a row from Thumba, in Thiruvananthapuram. It was a historic occasion, according to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Former President Ram Nath Kovind and ISRO Chairman S. Somanath were among those present. The Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station served as the launch pad for RH200’s successful flight (TERLS).
ISRO launch RH200 sounding rocket: Key Points
- The sounding rocket platform has been used for campaigns including Equatorial ElectroJet (EEJ), Leonid Meteor Shower (LMS), Indian Middle Atmosphere Programme (IMAP), Monsoon Experiment (MONEX), Middle Atmosphere Dynamics (MIDAS), and Sooryagrahan-2010, according to the statement.
- The Rohini Sounding Rocket (RSR) series served as the prototype for ISRO’s larger, more intricate launch vehicles, and it is being used for atmospheric and meteorological research today.
- The 200th consecutively successful flight is evidence of Indian rocket scientists’ dedication to unmatched reliability that has been shown over time.
RH200 sounding Rocket:
The letters RH (for “Rohini”) are used to identify the series’ rockets, which are then followed by a number that represents the rocket’s diameter (in millimeters). The RH-200 can launch at an altitude of up to 70 kilometers (43 mi).