The head of the UAE’s space agency announced on Wednesday at the Dubai Future Forum that the country is on schedule to send its lunar rover Rashid to the moon in roughly 30 days. The Dubai Crown Prince declared on Wednesday that the UAE’s Rashid Rover has successfully completed the final testing phase and is prepared to embark on its historic mission.
Rashid rover, the UAE’s first lunar mission, has now successfully passed all necessary tests, according to the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. This brings the project one step closer to its launch pad deployment and liftoff. According to MBRSC, Rashid Rover is currently prepared for the last phase of integration with the launch vehicle before the launch window.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stated in a tweet that the rover has “formally cleared all the needed tests, bringing the first Arab mission one step closer to the lunar surface,” . He continued by congratulating and complimenting the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) team of engineers and specialists for their work in creating the lunar rover.
The Rashid Rover underwent a number of demanding internal and external reviews during the previous four months. From the launch and cruise to the intended fall, all of its systems and subsystems underwent thorough testing at various points.
Rashid Rover is now prepared for the last phase of integration with the launch vehicle before liftoff. The launch window was slated for November 9 through November 15.