Lunar rovers Current Affairs, GK & News

Rashid Rover

Rashid Rover was launched on December 11 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. What is Rashid Rover? Rashid Rover, the Arab world’s first lunar rover, is named after late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, former Ruler of Dubai. This rover will undertake a 3,85,000-kilometre-long journey to reach the lunar surface, making the United Arab ..

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UAE to launch its first lunar rover in November

The UAE is expected to launch the Rashid rover in November this year aboard a Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket. Key facts The United Arab Emirates will launch its first lunar rover named Rashid from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida in November 2022. The rover would reach the Lunar surface aboard the Hakuto-R lander of Japan’s ..

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ISRO releases Chandrayaan-2 mission’s initial data

The Indian Space Research Organization recently released the first set of data from Chandrayaan-2. The data was prepared by Planetary Data System (Version 4). The first data set was released through PRADAN portal. The PRADAN portal is hosted by ISSDC (Indian Space Science Data Centre). Chandrayaan-2 Chandrayaan-2 was launched on July 22, 2019 from Satish ..

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NASA to send a new VIPER Lunar Rover to map water ice on Moon

To explore the moon’s mysterious South Pole, NASA is sending a new VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) Lunar Rover to map water ice in the region. The VIPER will land in September 2022 in search of water on the lunar surface. The mobile robot will spend 100 days collecting data and sampling the water ..

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Pakistani space agency announces that it to send its first astronaut to space in 2022

The Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) is an executive and bureaucratic space agency of the Government of Pakistan. It is responsible for the nation’s public and civil space programme and for aeronautics and aerospace research. It is in news because the space agency has recently announced that it will send its first astronaut ..

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Chandrayaan-2 to explore & perform studies on South pole of moon

India has successfully launched its 2nd lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 onboard its powerful rocket GSLV-MkIII-M1 from Sriharikota to explore the uncharted south pole of the Moon by landing a rover. The Rs 978 crore mission will mark a giant leap in India’s space research and make it only the 4th country to have landed a rover ..

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