Why in news : ISRO is attempting its 200th successful launch of sounding rocket ROHINI RH-200 from THUMBA, KERALA.
- RH-200 SPECIFICATIONS :
- It is powered by solid motor. RH-200 is a 5-metre-tall two-stage rocket bearing scientific payloads.
- It has the capacity of reach upto the height of 70km.
- Significance of the RH-200 :
Its payloads are designed to study the upper atmosphere.
What is sounding rocket :
Sounding rockets are one or two stage solid propellant rockets used for probing the upper atmospheric regions and for space research.
SYLLABUS : PRELIMS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.