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RH-300 Mk II


Indian single stage sounding rocket.

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 1997-11-20. Last Fail Date: 1997-11-20.

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 500 kg (1,100 lb).
Height: 5.90 m (19.30 ft).
Diameter: 0.31 m (1.01 ft).
Thrust: 39.00 kN (8,767 lbf).
Apogee: 150 km (90 mi).
First Launch: 1987.06.08.
Last Launch: 2010.01.15.
Number: 12 .

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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...
  • 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...
  • SvalRak Sounding rocket launch site, known to have been used for 41 launches from 1997 to 2004, reaching up to 1108 kilometers altitude. This launch site, on the arctic archipelago Svalbard, provides unique conditions for rocket studies of the dayside polar cusp, cleft and cap. The site is ideal for scientific exploration of the dayside aurora and processes in the magnetospheric boundary layer. More...

Associated Stages

RH-300 Mk II Chronology


1987 June 8 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Test launch - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

1997 November 20 - . 17:30 GMT - . Launch Site: SvalRak. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II. LV Configuration: RH-300 Mk II F-110. FAILURE: Failure.
  • ISBJORN-1 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: Norway. Agency: NDRE. Apogee: 71 km (44 mi).

1999 November 18 - . 01:55 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • LMS Ionosphere / meteorology mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi).

1999 November 20 - . 01:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • LMS Ionosphere / meteorology mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 135 km (83 mi).

2004 July 23 - . 06:12 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • MTS mesosphere Turbulence Aeronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

2005 April 8 - . 05:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • MTS Aeronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

2005 May 20 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Range test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 130 km (80 mi).

2010 January 14 - . 06:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Summary: Solar.

2010 January 14 - . 07:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Summary: Solar.

2010 January 15 - . 07:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Summary: Solar.

2010 January 15 - . 07:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Summary: Solar.

2010 January 15 - . 10:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Thumba. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 116 km (72 mi). Summary: Solar.

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