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Indian solid propellant sounding rocket family using indigenous rocket motors derived from French Belier / Jericho rocket engine technology.

Failures: 4. Success Rate: 99.54%. First Fail Date: 1976-10-01. Last Fail Date: 1997-11-20. Launch data is: continuing.

Status: Active.
First Launch: 1975.01.01.
Last Launch: 1999.11.01.
Number: 10 .

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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...

Bibliography
  • McDowell, Jonathan, Jonathan's Space Home Page (launch records), Harvard University, 1997-present. Web Address when accessed: here.

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...
  • Sriharikota India's primary space launch center, located on the east coast of the peninsula with a firing sector over the Bay of Bengal. In use from 1971 to present. More...

RH Chronology


1975 - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • First Flight test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1978 April 18 - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • AST 1 Technology mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1979 August 25 - . 06:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • ISRO-CNES I Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1979 August 31 - . 05:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • ISRO-CNES II Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).

1986 March 10 - . 04:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • D-region ionization comparison Aeronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 110 km (60 mi).

1986 October 1 - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • AEROSOL PRECAMP. II Aeronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1986 October 3 - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • AEROSOL PRECAMP. II Aeronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1993 - . Launch Site: Thumba. Launch Complex: Thumba Pad 5. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1993 - . Launch Site: Thumba. Launch Complex: Thumba Pad 5. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 November 1 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH.
  • EWS? Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi).

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