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Menaka II


Indian sounding rocket. Related to RH-125.

Status: Retired 1977.
Gross mass: 100 kg (220 lb).
Height: 3.80 m (12.40 ft).
Diameter: 0.12 m (0.39 ft).
Apogee: 60 km (37 mi).
First Launch: 1970.01.01.
Last Launch: 1977.01.01.
Number: 3 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • RH Indian solid propellant sounding rocket family using indigenous rocket motors derived from French Belier / Jericho rocket engine technology. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ISRO Indian manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Indian Space Research Organization, India. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Thumba Sounding rocket launch location known to have been used for 1385 launches from 1963 to 2004, reaching up to 400 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages
  • RH-200-2 Solid rocket stage. 8.40 kN (1,888 lbf) thrust. Mass 20 kg (44 lb). More...

Menaka II Chronology


1970 - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: Menaka II.
  • First Flight test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1975 July 8 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: Menaka II.
  • Gerdien probe Aeronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

1977 - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: Menaka II.
  • Parachute test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

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