ISRO launches RH rocket with students` payload
ISRO successfully launches RH 200 rocket, which had a part of its payload developed by students from Vellore Institute of Technology University in Tamil Nadu.
Thiruvananthapuram: ISRO has successfully
launched the RH 200 rocket, which had a part of its payload
developed by students from Vellore Institute of Technology
University (VITU) in Tamil Nadu.
The RH 200 rocket, a technology demonstrator flight, was
launched on July 7 from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching
Station (TERLS) attached to Vikram Sarabhaio Space Centre, a
VSSC release said today.
The payload developed by the VITU students was part of
ISRO`s initiative of encouraging varsity students as partners
in payload development.
The students` payload comprised tri-axial accelerometers,
power switching module and safe arm relay unit matching the
requirements of RH 200 rocket, the release said.
The tri-axial accelerometer can monitor accelerations in
all three directions. The power-switching module is for the
power control of the payload.
The faculty and students of VITU had taken keen interest
during the development and test activities of these payloads
at various work centres, it added.
The students of the Indian Institute of Space Technology
(IIST) were also progressing well in their attempt to make the
first indigenous "students` rocket" with support of the
experts from VSSC.
In its endeavour to handhold the student community, ISRO
has included a picosatellite designed by undergraduate
students across India, in its forthcoming PSLV-C15 mission.
The decision was taken with the aim to provide hands-on
experience in frontier areas of space technology such as
design, fabrication and realisation of a space mission at a
After the successful flight of the Advanced Technology
Vehicle ATV D01, this was a major step to demonstrate the
performance of super capacitors in flight pyro systems
activation. The flight successfully tested the super capacitor
developed by VSSC.
So far TERLS has recorded 2291 flights of sounding rockets
and this is the 395th flight of RH 200 rocket.