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ISRO, MVA collaborate to promote Chandrayaan-3 launch

The two organizations are cooperating to focus on the global aspect of lunar exploration and its benefits

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India’s space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Austria's Moon Village Association (MVA) have partnered to host global outreach activities in connection with the proposed Chandrayaan-3 launch by ISRO.‌‌‌‌

The collaboration aims to increase the impact of the ISRO lunar programme on a global scale and foster further international cooperation, a news release noted. It will focus on the global aspect of lunar exploration and identify the benefits that the entire world gets through every lunar mission.‌‌‌‌

“The Chandrayaan-3 mission is going to be an important milestone in the Indian space programme, which is aimed to demonstrate the critical technologies to land the spacecraft on the south pole of the moon. The mission encompasses critical technologies that should reach the global youth to encourage the scientific temperament on lunar missions,” said Sudheer Kumar N, director, of capacity building and public outreach, at ISRO.  ‌‌‌‌

“This joint activity with ISRO is an important collaboration that demonstrates the relevance of MVA as a platform to multiply national lunar program outreach efforts. With MVA hoping to grow and support developing countries, established and emerging space countries and many more, we look forward to working with ISRO on this outreach effort,” Giuseppe Reibaldi, president, of MVA stated.‌‌‌‌

The outreach activities planned as part of the collaboration include a global video competition wishing the Chandrayaan-3 mission a great ride and a successful landing on the moon as well as  webinars to brief the global audience about the mission; its challenges and benefits.‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌