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Thursday, 15 April 2021

The UAE has its next lunar project planned

Hala wallah and konnichiwa, moon: Japan will send a UAE rover to the moon in 2022, as part of the UAE’s push to diversify its economy through technological development, Reuters reports. The rover — which will be built by the Mohammed bin Rashid space center — will be carried to the moon through Japanese company iSpace using a Falcon 9 rocket made by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and will remain on the moon after collecting and sending data. The UAE’s national space program was launched in 2017, and deployed the Arab world’s first interplanetary probe into Mars’ orbit in February.

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