Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), on Friday, launched the sounding rocket (RH-560) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota Range. The rocket will help ISRO to study attitudinal variations in the neutral winds and plasma dynamics.
“Launch of sounding rocket (RH-560) to study attitudinal variations in the neutral winds and plasma dynamics carried out today at SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota,” tweeted the official account of ISRO. Also Read: ISRO ready to launch Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 today from Sriharikota
As per ISRO, sounding rockets are one or two-stage solid propellant rockets used for probing the upper atmospheric regions and for space research.
“They also serve as easily affordable platforms to test or prove prototypes of new components or subsystems intended for use in launch vehicles and satellites…ISRO started launching indigenously made sounding rockets from 1965 and experience gained was of immense value in the mastering of solid propellant technology,” said ISRO. Also Read: Indian scientists found new Lead-free material to facilitate conversion of waste heat into electricity