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A future joint mission between the UAE and China to explore the moon

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Yesterday, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center signed a memorandum of cooperation with the China National Space Administration (CNSA) to cooperate in carrying out a joint future mission to explore the moon in the presence of Zhang Yimingguo, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the country, and Yousef Hamad Al Shaibani, deputy chairman of the centre’s board of directors. Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, where Salem Humaid Al Marri, Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, and Wuyan Hua, Deputy Director of the China National Space Administration, signed the memorandum.

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The memorandum establishes the center’s cooperation with the Chinese National Space Administration, where the Chinese lander will in the future carry an Emirati vessel belonging to the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center to the lunar surface Possibilities for space cooperation between the two parties in the future.

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It is worth noting that China’s record for exploring the moon is rich in many unusual space missions, including: the “Chang’e-5” mission, the first mission to return lunar samples since the 1970s, which landed over the “sea of ​​storms” ” on the lunar surface in December 2020, where the mission collected 1.73 kg of lunar samples and brought them to Earth for study.

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