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ISRO Conducted 200th Consecutive Successful Launch of RH200 Sounding Rocket

RH200, the versatile sounding rocket of ISRO registered its 200th consecutive successful launch from the shores of Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) termed it a “historic moment”. It was witnessed by former President Ram Nath Kovind and ISRO chairman S Somanath, among others.

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ISRO Conducted 200th Consecutive Successful Launch of RH200 Sounding Rocket- Key Points

  • The successful flight of RH200 took off from the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS).
  • ISRO stated that Indian-sounding rockets are used as privileged tools for the scientific community for carrying out experiments on meteorology, astronomy, and similar branches of space physics.
  • Campaigns such as Equatorial ElectroJet (EEJ), Leonid Meteor Shower (LMS), Indian Middle Atmosphere Programme (IMAP), Monsoon Experiment (MONEX), Middle Atmosphere Dynamics (MIDAS), and Sooryagrahan-2010 have been conducted using the sounding rocket platform for scientific exploration of the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • The Rohini Sounding Rocket (RSR) series have been the forerunner for ISRO’s heavier and more complex launch vehicles, with continued usage even today for atmospheric and meteorological studies.

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