UAE's Rashid Rover launch delayed for a second time


The Emirates Lunar Mission has been postponed for a second time.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the UAE's Rashid rover inside, was due to blast off at 12.37pm UAE time.

SpaceX confirmed that they were standing down HAKUTO-R Mission 1 "After further inspections of the launch vehicle and data review".

Officials said they are hopeful of a new launch date and will share updates soon. An earlier launch scheduled for Wednesday had also been cancelled. 

The mission is expected to capture thousands of images of its surroundings.

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