Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
An Emirati-built moon rover attached to a Japanese lander has been integrated onto a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for launch on Thursday Dec.1, according to Nasa.
SpaceX has confirmed the new launch date.
The Dubai Media Office said on Twitter, “A new launch date is set for the Emirates Lunar Mission tomorrow 1 December at 12:37 pm (UAE time).”
A Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to blast off at 3:39 am (0839 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Wednesday, with a backup date on Thursday.
The live coverage of the event will start at 10am UAE time. The launch of the 10-kilogram Rashid Rover will mark the 55th launch for SpaceX in 2022.
In less than 90 hours, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori takes off for the International Space Station, much to the cheer of a new spacefaring nation, UAE.
MBRSC has given the online community a chance to direct questions to Hazzaa AlMansoori through the hashtag #AskHazzaa. He will then answer selected questions during the live sessions.
The brand-new documentary, which is the first of a 4-part film series, premieres on 19th September ahead of the historic International Space Station (ISS) Mission take-off, with Hazzaa AlMansoori as the first Emirati and only Arab aboard. Astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi will also be present at the launch, acting as reserve astronaut for the entire Mission.
The Soyuz FG, carrying the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, in which Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first Emirati astronaut, will launch to the International Space Station, is emblazoned with the logo of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and the UAE flag along with the flags of Russia and America in preparation for the historic mission.
Turkish and Syrian disaster response teams report more than 5,600 buildings have been flattened across several cities, including many multi-storey apartment blocks that were filled with sleeping residents when the first quake struck.
The pension law applies to Emiratis working in the federal, local government and private sectors in the UAE, with exception to individuals employed in the private sector and local government in Abu Dhabi, as well as in the local government sector in Shariah.
In a statement on Monday, Al-Budaiwi affirmed the GCC member states' solidarity with the Turkish and Syrian peoples, wishing the injured a quick recovery.