Scientists are excited to witness the UAE Hope mission approaching Mars

In two weeks, the UAE’s Hope mission will be sliding into the orbit around Mars. UAE Scientists are delighted to witness this grandeur since it will be their first local mission. The UAE deployed Hope mid-last year among the three tasks that were heading to the red planet. China also deployed its Tianwen-1 mission for the same destination. The Perseverance Mars rover is the last mission in this line and will be conducting more explorative missions. The Hope mission’s objective is to understand the red planet’s atmosphere from the surface to the outer expanse.

The chair of the UAE Space Agency, Sarah Al Amiri, stated that the team of engineers is ready for the mission with all the tools and resources to orbit around Mars. Sarah explained that they are clocking down the days before the spacecraft arrives on Mars. Not many missions to Mars have been successful, with some countries opting to advance their technology before trying again. The mission technicians are hopeful that the advanced conditions of the spacecraft will enable it to make risky navigator moves before entering the orbit around Mars. The program manager of Hope at the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics program stated that they are happy to deal with a healthy spacecraft as it appears from its motion.

Whitnell is confident that the mission will be successful, especially when the technical team monitoring the mission moves around the clock to understand the changes they must implement for the mission’s success in different ways. The spacecraft may enter the orbit around Mars tomorrow, securing the fifth position among the missions that have headed to Mars. Initially, the UAE had restrained its missions to satellites orbiting the Earth in an attempt to understand how the outer space operates before venturing into the deep space missions.

Four years ago, the UAE initiated a project that informed the development of a Mars rover, the economy’s transition away from oil, and capable technical teams. The country has also ensured that the mission is in line with the international standards and is ready to take up collaborations with mega space utilities like the University of Colorado, which participated in the development of the spacecraft, and the Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA, which manufactured the rocket for the propulsion of the spacecraft to its mission. All eyes are on this mission to prove that any country can explore the red planet.

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