UAE going to Mars this Monday as ESA says dust studies will help future missions

UAE launches Mars Hope Orbiter in July 2020 as ESA says it will help future space travel

UAE Mars Orbiter Mission called the Hope Probe will give people a better understanding of the global dust storms which is very crucial for future Mars exploration missions. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), the Hope Probe will become a significant contribution to the Mars science community.

The agency’s comments came ahead of the Hope Probe’s launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre during a three-week-long window ending 3rd August, possibly between 20th and 22nd July. Weather conditions caused a delay to the scheduled launch twice 14th and 17th July.

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UAE to send Hope Orbiter soon to Mars

The first interplanetary mission from the Arab World will travel 493.5 million km over seven months to reach Mars’ orbit in February 2021, coinciding with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations to mark the union of the Emirates.

The ESA is one of the four space agencies that have successfully made it to Mars, along with National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, of the US, the former Soviet Union space program, and the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO.

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The Hope Probe will have the first comprehensive view of the Martian atmosphere at different times of the day and in different seasons, and the global scientific community will receive such data for the first time.

A better understanding of global dust storms will be crucial for future human missions for the United Arab Emirates, the Hope probe is the first step towards its ambitious project to build the first human settlement on Mars by 2117, in collaboration with major international space organizations.

Update: The UAE Mars Hope Orbiter is rescheduled for a launch this Monday, July 20, 2020.

This is a big project taken up by the Arab nation of UAE and will help further in upcoming Mars missions worldwide. Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments section below! Also, do not forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.

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