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Wednesday, April 11

RH300 sounding rocket

TNPSC Current Affairs - April 2018 by TNPSC Guru 
  • The RH300 Sounding Rocket developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram launched successfully.
  • It was launched from Thumba Equatorial Rocket launching Station (TERLS) for atmospheric studies.
  • It is part of the Sounding Rocket Experiment (SOUREX) programme of VSSC , which utilises RH300 sounding rocket to study the equatorial E and Lower ionosphere region of atmosphere.
  • It helps to improve the available atmospheric data and used for tropical weather prediction.
  • It also measures the neutral wind in the dynamo region (which is 85 and 200 km altitude from earth) of equatorial ionosphere and perform cross validation using Tri Methyl Aluminium (TMA).

TMA are used to study the neutral winds in the lower Ionosphere.

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