The UAE 's Mars exploration satellite, the Hope Probe, has entered Mars' orbit, surpassing the expectations of the Arab world. With the successful launch of the Hope Probe into Mars, the UAE became the fifth country and the first Arab country to achieve this goal. The United States, India, the former Soviet Union, and the European Space Agency have previously achieved this. Along with the Hope Probe, China's Tianwen One and the US spacecraft NASA will enter Mars orbit later this month.
The Hope Probe was launched from the Thanegashima Space Center in Japan at 1.58 am local time on July 21. After traveling 49.4 crore km and entering the orbit of Mars, the dreams of the UAE. The Hope Probe will orbit Mars for 687 days.
The UAE's Mars mission Hope has landed on the red planet after a seven - month journey. This is the first Mars mission led by an Arab country. The Arabic name of the spacecraft is Al-Amal, which means hope. The Hope Probe was launched on July 21 at 1.58am local time. The historic mission was from the Thanegashima Space Center in Japan. The spacecraft was flying at an average speed of 121,000 km per hour. The UAE's Hope spacecraft is primarily aimed at studying the surface of Mars. The spacecraft has three main components. An infrared spectrometer to study the atmosphere and temperature of Mars, an imager to study the ozone layer, and an ultraviolet spectrometer to measure the levels of oxygen and hydrogen.
Scientists are monitoring the mission from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai. Project director Umran Sharaf had earlier said that the spacecraft was sending signals and there were no problems with the journey. The spacecraft was developed by UAE scientists in collaboration with American universities. The spacecraft was built at the University of Colorado Atmospheric Laboratory and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai. The main purpose of the mission is to study the atmosphere on Mars and to prepare a human habitation on Mars in 2117.