On February 9, 2022, the UAE celebrated its calendar year after Hope Probe reached Mars, becoming the fifth country in the world and the first in the Arab world to do so.
The United Arab Emirates Hope Probe was the culmination of six years of ambitious attempts by more than 200 emirati engineers and researchers to build the first spacecraft in the Arab world, most on February 9, last year. Achieved an important task, Mars orbit insertion.
On the metal piece of the unmanned spacecraft, “The power of hope shortens the distance between the earth and the sky. “UAE emblem and slogan’Impossible is possible‘.
The first Arab Interplanetary Space Mission began on July 20, 2020, when Hope Probe successfully took off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center on a 439 million km journey to Mars.
In August 2020, the Emirates Mars mission confirmed the completion of the first orbital correction operation (TCM1) of the Mars probe and continued its seven-month journey to the Red Planet.
On February 9, the probe completed its most important task of successfully entering orbit around Mars. The Mars orbit insertion process lasted 27 minutes because it was automatically controlled without interference from the ground station.
A few days after the Hope probe was inserted, the first image of the red planet taken by the spacecraft was shared. This marks the beginning of the stage of collecting 1,000 gigabytes of new data on Mars.
Two more images taken in April 2021 were also shared by the UAE Hope Probe.
Last June, Hope Probe captured the first “global image” of Mars’ individual aurora.
However, the two-year scientific data collection, which is the main purpose of the mission, officially began in May 2021.
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The Emirates Mars Mission website is already available to all scientists, researchers, and anyone interested in space science. The first tranche was published in October 2021 and included images, information and observations collected from February 9th to May 22nd, and the second batch was published in early January.
Data will continue to be released every 3 months, official news agency Wham report.
The probe’s scientific mission continues until May 2023 and may be extended to one year on Mars (about two Earth years).
To achieve the scientific goals of this space mission, Hope Probes were equipped with three instruments capable of presenting detailed images of Mars’ climate and the various layers of its atmosphere. These devices – digital exploration cameras, infrared spectrometers, and UV spectrometers monitor everything related to weather changes during the Martian year season and why hydrogen and oxygen gas are depleting. To study. The upper atmosphere of Mars.
In addition, these devices investigate the relationship between the lower and upper atmospheres of Mars and observe the atmospheric phenomena on the surface of the planet such as sandstorms and temperature changes, as well as the diversity of climate patterns in response to the diverse topography of Mars. increase.
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