UAE Set To Launch Its Lunar Rover In 2024, Marking Its First Space Mission

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UAE is all set to become the fourth nation to set foot on the moon. They have announced plans to develop an Emirati Rover, of which the completion is expected in 2024. Its success will mark the UAE as the first Arab state to venture in space. The plan vows to get a unique number of scientific insights.

It made critical news when Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the plan this week. Emirati engineers and researchers will entirely build the spacecraft named Rashid Lunar Rover.

United Arab Emirates to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024 - Times of India

The UAE will join Russia, China, and the U.S in the space club if their expected mission goes all successful. Its design is expected to reach its completion in the next year, and its manufacturing and development works will be commenced in 2022, respectively. Once the rover builts completely, it will then run some first stage tests in the year 2023, which, if successful, will lead to its launch in 2024.

The UAE has announced plans to land on the Moon by 2024

The UAE will join Russia, China, and the U.S in the space club if their expected mission goes all successful. Its design is expected to reach its completion in the next year, and its manufacturing and development works will be commenced in 2022. Once the rover builts completely, it will then run some first stage tests in the year 2023, which, if successful, will lead to its launch in 2024.

The key scientific objective behind the mega project is to deeply study the soil and thermal attributes of the lunar surface. It will also enable the UAE to run experiments in robotics, mobility technology, and material science extensively.

Emirati leaders gathered to discuss the Emirates Lunar Mission

Adnan AlRais from the Mohammed bin Rashid space center said that their spacecraft mission would send back around a thousand images of our planet, including how the earth looks at night. It will also take pictures of its landing on the moon, photos of the lunar surface, thermal images, and will provide the navigation data. Moreover, it will collect data on inertial measurements, energy consumption, and the atmospheric temperature.

The Muhammed bin Rashid Space Center is involved in missions to Mars; it is set to send the first spacecraft to the Martial planet for studying its atmosphere. Findings from the Hope Probe and the Rashid Lunar Rover will collectively shape future missions to Mars.

AlRais also said that the Emirates Lunar Mission would be a starting point for the success of the Mars 2117 program. It will provide sufficient answers and data to shape the course of the Mars mission. AlRais said that this lunar mission involves many risk factors, but such challenges are our opportunity to learn more. He believes that successful space missions will benefit humanity in the future at large.

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