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Dhanush


Indian short-range, sea-based, liquid-propellant ballistic missile thought to be a variant of the Prithvi.

Failures: 1. First Fail Date: 2000-04-11. Last Fail Date: 2000-04-11. Maximum range: 150 km (90 mi).

Status: Active.
Gross mass: 4,500 kg (9,900 lb).
Height: 8.50 m (27.80 ft).
Diameter: 1.10 m (3.60 ft).
Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).
First Launch: 2000.04.11.
Last Launch: 2010.03.27.
Number: 9 .

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Associated Countries
See also
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • HAL Indian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. HAL, India. More...

Associated Launch Sites
  • Balasore Indian military testing range, known to have been used for at least 489 launches from 1979 to 2008, reaching up to 1000 kilometers altitude. More...

Associated Stages

Dhanush Chronology


2000 April 11 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2001 September 21 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Test launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2004 October 27 - . 05:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Prihtvi-3 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2004 November 7 - . 06:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush. LV Configuration: Dhanush 3.
  • Ship test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2005 December 28 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush. LV Configuration: Dhanush 4.
  • INS Rajput - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2007 March 30 - . 09:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Ship test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2009 March 6 - . 10:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • PAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

2009 December 13 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2010 March 27 - . 00:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Test launch.

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