Nov 15, 2020

UAE ramps up space ambitions with Arab world’s first Moon mission

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced plans to send a compact rover named Rashid to study the Moon in 2024, marking an intensification in the small nation’s spacefaring ambitions. If Rashid is successful, the UAE could become only the fourth country to operate a craft on the Moon’s surface, and the first in the Arab world.

With its orbiter Hope on its way to Mars, the United Arab Emirates has now set its sights on the Moon.

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