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SpaceX November Launch to Carry UAE Moon Rover, Japan’s Lunar Lander, and More—Here’s Why It’s a Big Deal

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SpaceX’s November launch will soon send new moon visitors. Among these lunar vehicles is the moon rover of UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Japan’s advanced lunar lander. 
SpaceX November Launch to Carry UAE Moon Rover, Japan's Lunar Lander, and More—Here's Why It's a Big Deal

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A SpaceX rocket sits on launch pad 39A as it is prepared for the NROL-76 launch on April 29, 2017 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX will attempt to deliver a classified payload to orbit and liftoff is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 a.m. ET from Kennedy Space Center.

As of writing, the Japanese robotic spacecraft firm, ispace, and UAE are still preparing their moon vehicles for the launch. 

Experts said that the upcoming SpaceX mission is a big deal since it expands the lunar ambitions of various countries.

The independent aerospace company will use its Falcon 9 rocket to send the Hakuto-R lander and the Rashid 1 rover. 

SpaceX November Launch Will Carry More Moon Visitors!

According to Space.Com‘s latest report, the upcoming SpaceX mission is expected to happen between Nov. 9 and Nov. 15. 

SpaceX November Launch to Carry UAE Moon Rover, Japan's Lunar Lander, and More—Here's Why It's a Big Deal

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The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on February 6, 2018, on its demonstration mission. – The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster to an orbit near Mars.

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The Falcon 9 rocket will blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After that, the spacecraft will take a low-energy route to Earth’s natural satellite. 

This means the landing will take around five months after SpaceX launches in November. If this estimation is correct, the Hakuto-R lander and Rashid 1 rover are expected to reach the moon as early as March 2023. 

Regarding location, the upcoming SpaceX mission will target the so-called “Lake of Dreams” (also known as Lacus Somniorum.” 

This place is a mid-altitude basaltic plain on the moon’s surface. 

Since the upcoming launch is a big one, ispace’s Chief Financial Officer Jumpei Nozaki shared his excitement. 

“There are not many privately funded companies doing this kind of mission. So I think it’s really important to prove that such a private company can do this,” said the official.  

Starship’s First Orbital Launch to Happen

Aside from the upcoming lunar mission, Teslarati reported that SpaceX is also preparing for its first orbital Starship launch. 

This space mission is also expected to take off around November. Elon Musk even said that SpaceX would definitely be ready to attempt its first orbital Starship mission. 

If you want to learn more about the upcoming Starship launch, you can visit this link

Recently, SpaceX Falcon 9 achieved a new record after it completed 14 spaceflights. 

Also, SpaceX’s recent launch sent the BlueWalker 3, which concerned many astronomers.

For more news updates about SpaceX and other independent space companies, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.

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