UAE’s first lunar mission has successfully launched

The Emirati Rashid rover space probe successfully took off from the Cape Canaveral base in Florida (United States) this Sunday, as announced by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) via its Twitter account.

Emirati news agency WAM reported that the launch of the UAE’s first lunar mission was on schedule Rashid Rover took off at 11.38 am local time (07:38am GMT) from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket space launch complex 40, highlighted EFE.

“Reaching the moon means reaching an extraordinary station in the ambitious march of a nation and a people whose aspirations know no bounds,” Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, posted on his Twitter profile.

The Emirati sheikh confirmed that “the Rashid rover is part of an ambitious space program for the UAE, starting with Mars, passing through the Moon to Venus” and stressed that the mission aims to “transfer knowledge develop capacity and Add a Scientific Footprint to History of humanity”.

start the investigation was canceled three times To conduct “more inspections of the launch vehicle and data review,” according to the SpaceX company responsible for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket into which the Rashid rover is integrated.

The mission makes the UAE the first Arab country Fourth in the world to land on the surface of the moon According to WAM, followed by the United States, the Soviet Union and China.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) said that once launched, Integrated spacecraft will take a low-energy route to the Moon Instead of a direct approach, which means that landing after launch will take about five months and will take effect in April 2023.

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