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Video: UAE-made 'Rashid' rover to land on moon by 2024, explore new areas

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on September 29, 2020
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Emirati-made rover will explore "areas of the Moon that have not been reached by previous missions".

The UAE has announced the launch of a project to land a rover on the Moon in the next four years.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, took to social media to announce that the country will send the Emirati-made rover to the Moon in 2024.

The rover will explore "areas of the Moon that have not been reached by previous missions", Sheikh Mohammed said.

The rover has been named after the late Sheikh Rashid to honour his vision to develop Dubai.

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. The new moon explorer will be manufactured 100 per cent in the country by Emiratis," Sheikh Mohammed added.

The UAE will be the fourth country to explore the Moon, and the first from the Arab world.


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