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UAE starts Lunar Mission project, names rover as ‘Rashid’

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The UAE aims to land its Rashid rover on the Moon by hitching a ride with a Japanese mission next year.

The Arab world’s first Moon mission was announced in 2020, with an initial launch date of 2024.

Now, the Emirates has unveiled a partnership to bring its lunar ambitions forward by two years.

A deal with Japan's iSpace means the rover will be loaded on board its lander, which will be launched into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

 

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