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RH-560


Indian sounding rocket. 2 stage vehicle derived from French Stromboli engine technology.

Failures: 2. First Fail Date: 1976-10-01. Last Fail Date: 1980-02-16.

Status: Retired 1993.
Gross mass: 1,300 kg (2,800 lb).
Height: 8.40 m (27.50 ft).
Diameter: 0.56 m (1.83 ft).
Thrust: 76.00 kN (17,085 lbf).
Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).
First Launch: 1974.04.24.
Last Launch: 1993.04.19.
Number: 18 .

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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-300-1 Solid rocket stage. 33.30 kN (7,486 lbf) thrust. Mass 300 kg (661 lb). More...
  • RH-560B-2 Solid rocket stage. 76.00 kN (17,085 lbf) thrust. Mass 900 kg (1,984 lb). More...

RH-560 Chronology


1974 April 24 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560.
  • First test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 280 km (170 mi).

1976 October 1 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. FAILURE: Failure.
  • 3-t engine test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1977? - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560.
  • TVC test - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1977 February 14 - . 13:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560.T.
  • ISRO (Langmuir) Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1979 June 24 - . 17:06 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560.12A?.
  • X-ray astronomy mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 332 km (206 mi).

1980 February 16 - . 08:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560 F-14.
  • Eclipse control Eclipse mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

1980 February 16 - . 10:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560 F-15. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Eclipse F-region Eclipse mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1980 October 1 - . 15:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560 F-16/560.16.
  • Spread F (360 / 80) Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

1982 February 16 - . 13:39 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560 ASV.26.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 364 km (226 mi).

1982 March 1 - . 13:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560 ASV.30.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 364 km (226 mi).

1982 November 23 - . 15:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560 F-25/560.25.
  • Spread F Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

1982 November 29 - . 16:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560 F-26/560.26.
  • Spread F Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 330 km (200 mi).

1987 May 4 - . 04:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560. LV Configuration: RH-560.30.
  • SPICE-2? Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 280 km (170 mi).

1988 October 4 - . 16:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560.
  • ESF Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi).

1992 July 3 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560.
  • Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 320 km (190 mi).

1993 February 19 - . 13:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560.
  • Ba release Ionosphere / release mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1993 February 19 - . 13:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560.
  • Ba release Ionosphere / release mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 290 km (180 mi).

1993 April 19 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: RH. Launch Vehicle: RH-560.
  • SPICE-3 Ionosphere mission - . Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Apogee: 323 km (200 mi).

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