Emirates Lunar Mission to feature late Sheikh Rashid's signature
UAE's rover to the Moon, the first Arab project to reach the Moon, will bear the signature of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who established modern Dubai.
The signature on the logo of the mission was unveiled by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The logo has Sheikh Rashid’s signature, the UAE flag and seven stars representing the seven emirates of the UAE.
The Emirati rover that will land on the Moon will feature the logo.
Sheikh Hamdan tweeted on Monday that many development projects in Dubai bear the beloved leader’s signature.
The lunar mission hopes to help UAE to launch an unmanned rover called Rashid rover on an unexplored part of the Moon by 2024. The rover will be “100 per cent Emirati made”, it was announced earlier.
A successful landing would put the UAE in a very exclusive list of countries that have landed missions on the Moon. Only three countries, the US, the erstwhile Soviet Union and China have landed 20 of the 44 missions to the lunar surface till date.