Moon mission: UAE aims to land Rashid rover on lunar surface by 2022https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/science/moon-mission-uae-aims-to-land-rashid-rover-on-lunar-surface-by-2022-1.1203389The robotic lunar lander is called Hakuto-Reboot, or Hakuto-R, and is the first one built by iSpace. /.../
Shining star: Ottawa's Mission Control Space Services soaring to new heightsLittle Italy-based company's software poised to play key role in historic lunar research effortLate next year when a vehicle bound for the moon is scheduled to be launched into space on a Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s SpaceX, a little bit of Ottawa will be hitching a ride.The Rashid lunar rover is being designed in the United Arab Emirates as part of the Gulf nation’s bid to ramp up its space exploration program. Among its key components is software made right here in Canada’s capital by Mission Control Space Services, a six-year-old startup based in Little Italy that’s now supplying technology to some of Earth’s most cutting-edge companies.
Another exploration program underway at MBRSC is the Emirates Lunar Mission, featuring a rover called Rashid. The 15-kilogram rover will be on a commercial lunar lander being built by Japanese company ispace and scheduled for launch in October 2022. The rover will carry a suite of cameras and other instruments, including payloads provided by the French space agency CNES.
MBRSC announced Oct. 27 a memorandum of understanding with Airbus Defence and Space to collaborate on a rover experiment to study how lunar regolith adheres to different materials. AlMarri added that MBRSC is planning a second, more advanced lunar rover that could launch in 2024.
Picture of UAE's Rashid Rover, being carried to the lunar surface by ispace's HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lander
The four-wheel rover, weighing only 10 kilograms, has been built by engineers from the Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre.A core team of 11 are behind the mission’s development and have been working on it since 2017. @SarwatNasir https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/uae-in-space/2022/10/08/rashid-rover-everything-you-need-to-know-about-uaes-moon-mission/
Polymer and metal samples prepared by Dr Susan Kelleher, and members of her team - Dr Graham Reid, Dr James McCormack, and Dr Jessica McFadden - will launch for the moon aboard a new lunar rover to study the way moon dust sticks to different surfaces. Read: https://www.dcu.ie/commsteam/news/2022/nov/samples-made-dcu-lab-aboard-new-lunar-rover-set-launch-moon
The samples are affixed to the wheel of the Rashid Lunar Rover, designed and constructed by engineers and scientists at @MBRSpaceCentre. The rover will be brought to the moon aboard the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lunar lander, produced by @ispace_inc. (Image courtesy of @ispace_inc)
EXCLUSIVE images of new Mission Control at the UAE Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre @MBRSpaceCentre 😍 (by @SarwatNasir ) #UAEtotheMoon
Amer AlSayegh AlGhaferi, Senior Director, Space Engineering Department, MBRSC, addressing the media after the successful launch of the first Emirati mission to the surface of the Moon.
Al-Ghaferi: In two days, we will receive the first signal from the Rashid Rover.#EmiratesLunarMission#UAEtotheMoon