September 26, 2023

Isro’s Chandrayaan-3 Launch to Coincide with Historic Book Release from Rocket Pad

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is all set for the upcoming launch of Chandrayaan-3 on July 14. However, before the LVM-III takes off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota at 2:35 pm, an extraordinary event will unfold at the launch site—a book release.

“Prism: The Ancestral Abode of Rainbow,” a compelling collection of science articles, is scheduled to be unveiled at SDSC-SHAR, the same location from which the LVM-III will embark on its journey to the Moon. Authored by the esteemed filmmaker-writer, Vinod Mankara, “Prism” is likely to be the first book ever released from a rocket launchpad, marking a momentous occasion not only for the country but for the world.

Chandrayaan-3 represents the third installment in the Chandrayaan series and India’s second attempt to achieve a successful soft landing on the Moon’s surface. With this mission, India aims to join the elite group of nations that have successfully landed spacecraft on the airless lunar terrain.

The previous mission, Chandrayaan-2, faced a “partial failure” when it crash-landed on the Moon’s surface in 2019. Undeterred by this setback, Isro has meticulously prepared for the Chandrayaan-3 mission, incorporating valuable lessons from the previous endeavor.

The book release during the Chandrayaan-3 launch adds an extraordinary dimension to this significant event, further highlighting India’s multifaceted accomplishments in the fields of space exploration and literature. It serves as a testament to the nation’s commitment to both scientific advancements and the pursuit of knowledge.

As the countdown to the Chandrayaan-3 launch begins, the anticipation builds not only for the success of the mission but also for the symbolic release of “Prism” from the very launchpad that will propel India’s aspirations towards the Moon.

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