UAE plans Moon exploration: Sheikh Mohammed reveals details

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UAE plans Moon mission: Dubai ruler reveals details

 

DUBAI – The UAE has launched a project to land an exploration rover on the Moon, the Dubai Ruler announced on Tuesday (September 29).

The UAE-made rover will explore “areas of the Moon that have not been reached by previous missions”, said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The UAE moon exploration is expected to happen in the next four years or in 2024. This will make the UAE the fourth country in the world to explore the Moon, and the first Arab country to do so.

Calling it the Emirates Lunar Mission, Sheikh Mohammed said the Moon rover has been named Rashid “in honor of the man who sparked Dubai’s advancement”, the late Sheikh Rashid.

Sheikh Mohammed said the moon explorer will be 100 percent made in the UAE by Emiratis.

“Exploring the moon will be a part of UAE’s space strategy, to build new knowledge and specialised cadres in the country, as well as improving the environment of technology, research and science in the UAE,” he said. ICA/Expat Media

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