The second Arab rover to the moon will be delivered by the Chinese, looking for water ice in craters

The second Arab rover to the moon will be delivered by the Chinese, looking for water ice in craters

In the first half of November, the UAE plans to send its first moonship, the Rover Rashid, to the Moon, and the Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX, and the landing will be provided by the launch vehicle of the Japanese space company. The second Arab lunar will be sent to the Moon in 2026, and the mission will be entrusted to the Chinese, and a preliminary agreement between the Chinese and UAE representatives was reached the other day.

"Rachid 2", named after the ruling family, will be included in the Chan ' a 7 mission. China plans three unmanned missions to the Moon until 2030, which will explore potential sites for future lunar bases. "Chan & 6" is scheduled for 2024, during which it will collect and send to Earth samples of lunar rock in the southern pole of the Moon, where the crater shadow promises many water ice.

At the end of 2026, a Chan ' a 7 mission is due to take place, in which the Arab side wanted to take part. In the implementation of the Chan ' a 7 programme, China is going to deliver to our natural satellite a jumping lunar. The automatic " crucifixer " promises to be more mobile in a highly cross-country environment. It will be able to recharge batteries on the upper slopes of craters, where the sun always shines, and then jump to their bottom into the eternal shadow to find signs of water and hydrogen molecules.

This is not the first cooperation between Chinese space agencies and Arab experts. In 2018, the Chan ' ae 4 return mission used a camera by Saudi experts to monitor the Moon and obtain images of the Earth and the Moon. Such joint missions are needed, first and foremost, to strengthen relations between countries.