Emirates Lunar Mission

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Emirates Lunar Mission
Mission typeLunar Exploration
OperatorMohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
Mission duration135 days
Distance travelled238,900 mi (386,400 km)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftRashid Rover
Spacecraft typeLunar Rover
ManufacturerMohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre
Start of mission
Launch dateDecember 11, 2022
RocketFalcon 9
Launch siteCape Canaveral Space Force Center SLC-40
Deployed fromFalcon 9 Second Stage
Deployment dateDecember 11, 2022
Entered serviceJanuary 1, 2023
End of mission
DisposalCrash Landed
DeclaredApril 26, 2023
DeactivatedApril 20, 2023
DestroyedApril 25, 2023
Last contactApril 25, 2023
Decay dateApril 26, 2023
Orbital parameters
Reference systemLunar Orbit
RegimeElliptical Orbit
Perilune62.1371 mi (100 km)
Apolune1,242 mi (2,000 km)
Lunar lander
Landing dateApril 25, 2023 (failed)
Landing siteAtlas Crater (failed)

The Emirates Lunar Mission was the first mission to the Moon by The United Arab Emirates. The mission by Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre sent a lunar rover named Rashid to the Moon aboard ispace's Hakuto-R Mission 1 lunar lander.