A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch.
Mark your calendars Wednesday, 30 November at 12.39pm local time and raise your eyes to the sky as the Emirates Lunar Mission is all set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Subject to the weather of course, the mission will send the Rachid Rover to the lunar surface.
Our next destination…The Moon
Watch live the launch of Rashid Rover,the first Arab Mission to the moon surface, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, US, on Wed 30 Nov at 12:39 PM UAE Time, https://t.co/gmbUufpOmv#EmiratesLunarMission #UAEtotheMoon @MBRSpaceCentre pic.twitter.com/Oc26zshvW1
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The HAKUTO-R lander, made by Japan-based ispace, has been integrated into the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Weighing 10kg, the rover was built by a small team of Emiratis at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai.
You can catch the launch live at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) website.
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