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“Explorer Rashid” lands the Emirates Moon Exploration Project, the first Arab mission of its kind and the fourth in the world when it begins its mission at the end of this year, in the “Lake of Dreams” area, which was selected along with 3 other backup landing sites, while this site is considered safe and offers important scientific value .
Rashid is waiting for many challenges, and the team of engineers and researchers at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center of national cadres are working to overcome them, through a design commensurate with the difficult nature of the moon, foremost of which is the low temperature, which reaches -173 degrees Celsius, as well as the properties of the soil The difficult lunar eclipse, and the thermal properties of its surface structures. Rashid will roam the surface of the moon in new locations that have not been studied before, where he will capture rare data and images, study new sites and conduct first-of-its-kind tests.
Rashid’s design specifications took into account the difficult terrain of the moon, such as steep slopes, craters and obstacles, and its solar panels were designed to fit the angle of the sun’s rays, in order to generate the largest amount of electrical energy during the mission. With exploration vehicle systems, the study of new sites for the first time on the surface of the moon, in addition to the study and analysis of dust on its surface.
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