Scale 1:8 - Published: June 7, 2008
India started work on the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS).
first sounding rocket launched here was a Nike-Apache rocket on 21 Nov
started to develop a pure indian sounding rocket. This was known as The
Rohini Sounding Rocket (RSR) program. The single-stage Rohini (RH-75)
rocket was a solid powered rocket. It was weighing 32 Kg with an
additional 7 Kg payload. It was launched on November 20, 1967.
reached an altitude of around 10 km. The rohoni RH-75 programme led to
other and larger sounding rockets. But the experiences from working with
solid rockets finally led to the development of real space launchers like
Indias GSLV (Geo-Synchronous Launch Vehicle) and PSLV (Polar Satellite
Eric Truax has made a mod-kit for this model, so it can be fitted with a mmx-rocket-engine:
Sources for this model:
Drawing made by Sathya Kumar
The Rohini RH-75 Indian Sounding Rocket by Gordon Mandell, in Model Rocketry, August 1969 page 27-29,