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RH-560/300 Mk II


Indian two-stage sounding rocket derived from French Stromboli engine technology.

Status: Retired 1998.
Gross mass: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb).
Height: 9.10 m (29.80 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Thrust: 76.00 kN (17,085 lbf).
Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).
First Launch: 1995.08.16.
Last Launch: 2010.01.15.
Number: 8 .

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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
  • 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...

Associated Stages
  • RH-560B-2 Solid rocket stage. 76.00 kN (17,085 lbf) thrust. Mass 900 kg (1,984 lb). More...

RH-560/300 Mk II Chronology


1995 August 16 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 420 km (260 mi).

1997 April 30 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 420 km (260 mi).

1998 April 6 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • Aeronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 464 km (288 mi).

1998 April 19 - . 13:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • DEOS F05 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO; DLR. Apogee: 433 km (269 mi).

1998 September 21 - . 14:51 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • DEOS F07 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO; DLR. Apogee: 425 km (264 mi).

1998 September 28 - . 15:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • DEOS F06 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO; DLR. Apogee: 422 km (262 mi).

2010 January 14 - . 07:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 548 km (340 mi). Summary: Solar.

2010 January 15 - . 07:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560/300 Mk II.
  • Eclipse - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 523 km (324 mi). Summary: Solar.

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