Launch of RH-300 Mk2 from TERLS
|Location||Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram, India|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Established||21 November 1963|
The Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) is an Indian spaceport established on 21 November 1963. Operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it is located in Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram which is near the southern tip of mainland India, very close to earth's magnetic equator. It is currently used by ISRO for launching sounding rockets.
The first rockets were assembled in former St Louis High School, which houses now a space museum .
Thumba's  location at 8°32'34" N and 76°51'32" E is ideal for low-altitude, upper atmosphere and ionosphere studies. Thumba is a small fishing village situated close to the Thiruvananthapuram airport in Kerala. Thumba is also one of the farthest points from Pakistan, China, Afganistan and Bangladesh. 
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