Space Mission: UAE to send rover to the Moon next year
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will send an unmanned rover to the Moon by 2022.
As per iSpace the lunar exploration firm, UAE wants to expand its space sector in the region. The rover “will be transported to the Moon on iSpace’s lunar lander” during a mission in 2022.
The space firm further added, “will deliver the Emirates lunar mission’s ‘Rashid’ rover to the Moon, provide wired communication and power during the cruise phase, and engage in wireless communication on the lunar surface”.
Earlier, UAE becomes the 5th country that successfully sent a spacecraft to mars, this is a big step towards Emirates’ space program.
UAE has named its space aircraft “Hope” and it is designed to orbit Mars and study the Martian atmosphere using three scientific instruments on board the spacecraft.
The strategy for the spacecraft is to enter a high orbit between 13,500 by 27,000 miles high. From this vantage point, the spacecraft will observe the weather down on Mars.
According to the space agency, Hope will improve understanding of circulation and weather in the Martian lower and middle atmosphere. The space agency also lives stream of its space aircraft.
Sarah al-Amiri minister of state for advanced technology said,
“Anything that slightly goes wrong and you lose the spacecraft.”
The UAE hopes to motivate a new generation of scientists and space travelers with the $200 million mission.
“This mission was never about just reaching Mars,” said Omran Sharaf, Amal’s project manager. “Mars is just a means for a much bigger objective.”
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