United Arab Emirates to send 1st ‘Arab mission’ to moon in 2024


Team Udayavani, Sep 29, 2020, 7:00 PM IST

The UAE plans to send an unmanned spacecraft, “the first-ever Arab mission”, to the moon in 2024

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, made the announcement on Twitter.

Sheikh Mohammed’s announcement comes after the launch of a Mars probe earlier this year by the UAE.

He said the lunar rover would be named ‘Rashid’ in honour of his late father Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Also, The rover will be 100% manufactured.in the UAE

If successful in 2024, the UAE could become the fourth nation on the Earth to land a spacecraft on the Moon, after the US, the Soviet Union and China.

 

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