UAE aims for the moon by 2024
UAE aims for the moon by 2024

UAE aims for the moon by 2024

The UAE announced its latest out-of-this-world mission with the Emirates Lunar Mission which will land a space rover on the moon by 2024.

The news was announced by Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The lander Rover will be called Rashid, named after the former Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

Made in the UAE

Impressively, the lander will be 100% build and constructed in the UAE. And the UAE will become the first country from the Arab world to explore the moon. And just the fourth in history!

“The lunar explorer will send data and images for the first time from new lunar regions that will be shared with local & international research centres,” said Sheikh Mohamed.

Mission to Mars

The UAE Moon landing is just the latest step in the country’s space mission.

Earlier this year, the Emirates Mars Mission launched.

The Hope Probe will study the atmosphere on Mars for two years from a high altitude position. It will take vital weather readings across a full Martian weather cycle.

Crucially, these spacecraft readings will help UAE scientists find out why Mars changed. It was once a warm and wet planet but today it’s a dry and barren planet.

The Hope will take an elliptical orbit approach from 12,400 miles to 27,000 miles above the surface. This will give scientists a global view of the weather, conditions and changes in temperature.