AbuDhabiPR.com, Online Press Release from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain
 
Aviation, Airline & Aerospace(Travel & Tourism)
Filter PR by
  
MBRSC Collaborates with Scientific Partners on the Emirates Lunar Mission
 
MBRSC Collaborates with Scientific Partners on the Emirates Lunar Mission

• The science programme of the mission will be developed by MBRSC in partnership with local and international entities, institutions and agencies.
•The collaboration will support data collection and calibration strategies as well as data analysis.
•MBRSC’s Emirates Lunar Mission team will develop and build the Rashid rover and its scientific instrumentation, while the partners will support the development of the instruments and analysis of data.

 
UAE, 15 December 2021: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced that it has partnered with local and international entities, institutions and agencies to develop the science programme for the Emirates Lunar Mission. The partners will support the development of the main instruments on board the Rashid rover, including the Langmuir probe as well assist in data collection, landing site research, calibration strategies and data analysis.


Methodology
Based on the analysis of the scientific and engineering data requirements, MBRSC designed a science package consisting of a set of lightweight but powerful instruments that will be onboard the Rashid rover. These instruments will enable the rover to measure a carefully selected set of environmental conditions on the lunar surface. The demanding sensitivities of the instruments combined with the necessity of optimising between the rover and science instrument requirements resulted in the establishment of an international team of researchers, under the leadership of MBRSC.


Microscopic imager and landing site research and analysis
MBRSC has partnered with the Center for Petrographic and Geochemical Research at Universite de Lorraine in Nancy (France) to work on the characterisation of the conditions at the landing sites and analysis of the data from the rover’s microscopic imager. This microscopic imager, which was conceptualised by MBRSC, will obtain the highest resolution image from the lunar surface thus far and provide an unprecedented view of the undisturbed topmost layer of the lunar regolith. It is this upper layer which will show the imprint of the formation and evolution of the lunar surface at its smallest scales.
The team has also narrowed down the location where it intends to land, within a circle of 4km. The research into the landing site is essential, as the rover needs to avoid areas with high slopes or potential hazards. Available data of landing sites will also enable the team to find interesting targets that will help better understand the topography, geography and features of the rock and dust.


Langmuir probes
Furthermore, through its collaboration with the University of Oslo in Norway, the team is developing the Langmuir probes that will study the plasma around the Moon. The data will help the scientific community to understand how charged particles interact with the lunar surface. It is thought that this interaction can lift dust particles and carry them for certain distances. 


UAE-based university collaboration
Meanwhile, closer to home, a team at New York University Abu Dhabi will work on the microscopic camera calibration, as well as on investigating the interaction of the rover's surface materials with the solar radiation. The latter is of great importance to interpret the measurements of the plasma sheath.
“The partnership with local and international partners demonstrates the possibilities that the Emirates Lunar Mission’s science program offers academia. Students and early researchers are already participating in the development of this lunar rover project and are contributing to making qualitative developments in the fields of science, communication technologies and robotics. Furthermore, the impact of these developments will extend beyond the space sector and into various vital sectors in the UAE and around the world,” said H.E. Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director General, MBRSC.
MBRSC had recently announced its partnership with the French space agency, CNES to develop the two optical cameras (CASPEX) on board the Rashid rover. The Centre further stated that more partnerships will be announced in due course and will be added to the Emirates Lunar Mission’s science programme.
The Emirates Lunar Mission is one of the initiatives under the Mars 2117 Programme, which aims to build a human colony on Mars, and is funded by the ICT Fund under The Telecommunication and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA).

 

Posted by : Abu Dhabi and Al Ain PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 2695 times
PR Category : Travel & Tourism
Posted on : Wednesday, December 15, 2021  4:43:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of AbuDhabiPR.com.
Previous Story : UAE-Bahrain Nanosatellite Light-1 Arrives at International S...
Next Story : To be attributed to a flydubai Spokesperson
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Pandora Introduces New Charm in Support of Unicef to Help Young Minds Shine Bright [7250-Views]
CH Carolina Herrera's Ramadan 2022 Collection [6943-Views]
ADNOC Distribution Shareholders Approve H2 2021 Dividend at Annual General Assembly Meeting [6675-Views]
Introducing Seasonal Pieces from Pandora for Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr [6369-Views]
Royal Oak 50 Years of Innovation [6257-Views]
Max Factor X Priyanka Chopra Jonas - NEW FLE XXL Mascara [6247-Views]
LG Releases Preliminary Earnings for First-Quarter 2022 [5857-Views]
KENZO Releases Third Limited-Edition Drop for Spring-Summer 2022 un-der Artistic Director Nigo [5710-Views]
6 Arab Countries Achieve 60% of the UN SDGs [5343-Views]
The World's Tallest Stack of M&M's® just got higher [5310-Views]
Testing the All-New Taurus: Ford's Best-Selling Nameplate in the Middle East for Past Five Years Pro... [5004-Views]
No Rain and No Resources; Millions of Families across the Horn of Africa Pushed Closer to Catastroph... [4839-Views]
Food and Oil Price Hikes Drive up Costs for Cash-Strapped WFP Operations in West Africa as Region Fa... [4683-Views]
Over 2000 Little Hearts from British Orchard Nursery Donate 1000kgs of Rice! [4539-Views]
Sony World Photography Awards announces OVERALL WINNERS 2022 [4456-Views]
How to Look Younger 101 with Foreo [4396-Views]
Hisense debuts Laser TV L9G at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM Final Match Draw; Offering a Glimpse ... [4222-Views]
Ford Middle East Recognizes Distributor Partners for Outstanding Performance in Improving the Custom... [3841-Views]
Stay Radiant during Ramadan with Foreo [3826-Views]
Take Your Morning Skincare Routine to the Next Level with Foreo [3737-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin AbuDhabiPR.com on Instagram
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories