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    United Arab Emirates Moon ambitions

    "UAE to develop small lunar rover"

    https://spacenews.com/uae-to-develop-small-lunar-rover/

    The United Arab Emirates plans to send a small rover to the moon in 2024, the latest step in the country’s growing space ambitions.

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president and ruler of Dubai, formally announced the Emirates Lunar Mission Sept. 29. That mission will place a small rover on the moon carrying several instruments that officials with the country’s space agency say will complement lunar missions by other nations.

    “Primarily, we would like to advance our capabilities and technologies,” said Hamad Al Marzooqi, project manager for the Emirates Lunar Mission at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, in an Oct. 5 interview. “Since we’re going to the moon, it would be a shame if we don’t do interesting science there.”
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    "UAE to send rover to the Moon in 2022"

    https://www.moondaily.com/reports/UA..._2022_999.html

    Lunar exploration firm iSpace said Wednesday it will transport a United Arab Emirates unmanned rover to the Moon next year, as the Gulf state seeks to expand its space sector.

    The UAE -- made up of seven emirates including the capital Abu Dhabi and freewheeling Dubai -- announced in September 2020 that it planned to launch the "Rashid" rover by 2024.

    The rover "will be transported to the Moon on iSpace's lunar lander" during a mission in 2022, the Japanese company said in a statement.
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