A composite photo of the Moon's surface where the Rashid rover is believed to have crashed.


NASA photos reveal where UAE’s moon rover crashed

NASA has released photos revealing where the UAE’s lunar rover Rashid crashed on the Moon.

The UAE’s Rashid rover was attempting to land on the Moon last April 25, but experts concluded that the landing was not successful after they lost contact with the rover.

Now, new photos from NASA’s spacecraft gave clues on where the Rashid rover is believed to have crashed. Photos also showed pieces of debris scattered across the area.

A private lander, built by Japan, was carrying the rover as it attempted to land on the Moon. The Rashid rover was supposed to spend 14 Earth days on the Moon as part of the UAE’s first lunar exploration mission.

Photos from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter revealed changes on the Moon’s surface, indicating that it is the crash site. NASA said photos of the site will be analysed further.

Meanwhile Japan’s iSpace is scheduled to hold a media briefing on Friday to reveal details about why the Moon mission failed.

Meanwhile, engineers in the UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre are reportedly working on a second lunar rover called Rashid 2. It took them five years to build the first one. ICA/Expat Media

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