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.
— Hope Mars Mission (@HopeMarsMission) July 16, 2020
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.
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.
【The launch of “Hope probe” was postponed】
Previously scheduled on July 15, the launch of “Hope probe” was postponed due to bad weather🌧️ A new launch date will be announced by @HopeMarsMission & @MHI_LS. We hope it will be sunny on the day🚀☀️ https://t.co/eUuQWUnc3U
— JAXA Space Exploration Center (@jsec_jaxa_en) July 16, 2020
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.
The postponed (due to bad weather) launch of the UAE 🇦🇪 @HopeMarsMission 🛰 has been rescheduled for Monday (July 20) at 06:58 JST! 🚀 A live feed of Hope's departure for Mars from the Tanegashima Space Center can be seen from the mission's YouTube site: https://t.co/xhIzDcneeX
— Martian Moons @JAXA (@mmx_jaxa_en) July 17, 2020
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