UAE Announces Collaboration with China to Land a Rover on the Moon

UAE Announces Collaboration with China to Land a Rover on the Moon

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Category : Science and Tech Published on: September 21 2022

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  • The UAE's Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), on September 16, announced its collaboration with China's space agency to land a rover on the Moon in future lunar missions.
  • The agreement marks the first joint space project between the two countries.
  • The UAE has been proactive in its space push. In 2020, it launched the Emirates Mars Mission, under which an orbiter named Hope was sent to Mars
  • Currently, the UAE is working on launching a rover to the Moon later this year under the Emirates Lunar Mission in a lander developed by a Japanese company named ispace.
  • Named Rashid, the robotic rover weighing 10 kg will be carried to the Moon inside the HAKUTO-R after being launched atop SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.
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