Spacebit, the British space industry, has chosen the UAE to test the smallest lunar probe next year.
The company assured Emirates Today that the UAE is one of the most advanced countries in the field of space in the region, noting that besides the exploration and development plans of the UAE in the field of space, there are also commercial opportunities provided by the accelerator and the legislative environment applied in the country.
In detail, the CEO and founder of the British space company SpaceBit, Pavlo Tanasiuk, said that his company chose the UAE to test its spyder moon rover during the spring of next year and will be the smallest probe in history to reach the moon. “The country has the perfect terrain to test the company's robotic vehicle, which is the smallest in the world.”
"The UAE is one of the most advanced countries in the space industry in the region, and has a clear strategic vision, resources and infrastructure to support international cooperation in this field," Tanasiuk told Emirates Today. "The result of the desert wind will enable the company to ensure that electronic and mobility systems can withstand the harsh environment on the moon."
The project supports the roadmap for the realization of the Mars 2117 project, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Armed Forces, which includes a national program for the preparation of scientific research cadres UAE specialized in the exploration of the Red Planet, and aims at its final stages to build the first human settlement on Mars in 100 years. The new project includes the development of an integrated scientific vision of the first human settlement on the red planet to form a small city, and how life in this city in terms of mobility, food, energy and others.
"In addition to the UAE's space exploration and development plans, there are also commercial opportunities provided by the Space Accelerator and the legislative environment in the country," Tanasiuk said.
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Spider Moon Rover will be the smallest probe in history to reach the moon, and will be the first to use legs instead of wheels, the CEO and founder of Spacebet said. So the caves are there.
"The cost of the first mission of the probe, including launch costs, is about $ 3 million," he said.