Thiruvantathapuram, Jul 9: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched the RH 200 rocket on Wednesday, Jul 7.
The rocket 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 from Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) attached to Vikram Sarabhaio Space Centre.
The VITU students' payload comprised tri-axial accelerometers, power switching module and safe arm relay unit matching the requirements of RH 200 rocket.
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 endeavor to handhold the student community, ISRO has included a pico satellite designed by undergraduate students across India, in its forthcoming PSLV-C15 mission.
So far TERLS has recorded 2291 flights of sounding rockets and this is the 395th flight of RH 200 rocket.