Israel to United Arab Emirates: Good Luck on Your Mars Mission

Israel to United Arab Emirates: Good Luck on Your Mars Mission”

The probe will take seven months to fly the 308 million miles to the Red Planet.

Over the past 55 years, only six other countries have sent missions to Mars. "It allows us to start integrating and creating new opportunities for scientists within the UAE and those that are studying the natural sciences", Al-Amiri said.

A single orbit close to Mars will just take the probe 55 hours.

The probe - named Al-Amal, or "hope" in Arabic - will launch from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre on a remote Japanese island on July 15 - and will eventually study the Martian atmosphere, climate and its weather dynamics. Understanding the reasons for the loss of hydrogen and oxygen, the building blocks of water from the atmosphere of Mars and understanding what role does Mars itself play, ' she said.

Next will be an infrared spectrometer for measuring both equally the higher and decrease atmosphere and produced by Arizona Point out University, a person of the project's a few USA husband or wife universities.

The third sensor will be an ultraviolet spectrometer for measuring oxygen and hydrogen levels.

Ms Al-Amiri explained a single of the focuses of the exploration will be into how these two components, vital for drinking water, are escaping from the planet.

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It has sent satellites into the Earth's orbit and one of its astronauts to the International Space Station.

The initial Arab astronaut to go into area was Saudi Arabia's Prince Sultan Bin Salman Al-Saud, who flew on the U.S. place shuttle in 1985.

"It is not a short-lived mission, but rather one that continues throughout the years and produces valuable scientific findings - be it by researchers in the UAE or globally", she told AFP.

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But this time, it is entirely different.

"The UAE space program is more of a mean or a tool to build our knowledge economy, so reaching Mars is not the objective and whatever the next phase is will be focused more on transferring that knowledge to the different sectors that we have in the UAE". All the engineers had to go to Quarantine due to the Coronavirus epidemic, due to which the operation was delayed.

Three other missions are heading for Mars over the next year, including NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover, China's Tianwen-1, which will launch next month, and ExoMars, a collaboration between the European Space Agency and the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

She said that the probe will provide a comprehensive image of the weather dynamics in Mars' atmosphere with the use of three scientific instruments.

People working on this expedition in the UAE have reminded the World that eight centuries ago, Arab inventors and intellectuals were right in scientific discovery.

So today, the ruler of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, is hoping this ambitious project will rekindle a sense of cultural pride and help the region to diversify away from its dependence on the oil industry.

The team would also be studying the weather on Mars throughout an entire year.

The Hope Mars probe is expected to reach the planet in February next year.

Any country is blaming this lack of ambition because the UAE believes that it will establish a human settlement on Mars by 2117.

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