UAE GOES TO MARS TOMORROW


Red Planet Gets a Visitor from the United Arab Emirates


Source:  Hope Mars Mission 


1st Arab Interplanetary Mission
The United Arab Emirates is set to launch its Hope Mission to Mars tomorrow morning, July 20.  This is the first Arab interplanetary mission.  It's designed to demonstrate the UAE's diversified scientific and technology capabilities beyond its global oil production capabilities.  And, it is expected to contribute a great deal to scientific knowledge of the Red Planet.

Japan Launch Site
The Hope Probe will launch from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center for a 7 month exploratory mission to observe Mars.  The journey is designed to provide valuable new science about Mars.  The Hope satellite will orbit the planet, map it and send back data about it atmosphere, showing both daily and seasonal atmospheric conditions.

Green Solar Space Vehicle 
An hour after the launch, Hope will start using solar panels to power its systems, including its communications systems.  The Space Center in Dubai will oversee the spacecraft on its 494 million kilometer journey at speeds of 121,000 km per hour.  The vehicle is travelling into crowded Mars skies.  There are eight active Mars probes now underway.

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