(ORDO NEWS) — The United Arab Emirates became one of the “Martian powers” by launching their probe into the orbit of the Red Planet.
“Hope” turned out to be meaningless – the UAE spacecraft successfully reached the orbit of Mars and began work there.
On July 20, 2020, in Japan, from the launch pad of the Tanegashima Space Center, a heavy H-IIA launch vehicle sent into space the automatic interplanetary station Hope (“Hope”), which was to become the first Arab spacecraft on Mars. Six months later, on February 9, 2021, the probe successfully entered the Martian orbit.
The Emir of Dubai, Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Muhammad bin personally watched the final stage of the entry of “Nadezhda” into the orbit of the Red Planet at the UAE Space Center, together with the specialists controlling the apparatus. Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Congratulations to the UAE leaders, its people & everyone around the world on the successful arrival of the Hope Probe to Mars. Congratulations to the Emirati women & men on their incredible success in making history. Our journey will now continue towards greater achievements. pic.twitter.com/WB54LSQL4y
— Maktoum Bin Mohammed (@MaktoumMohammed) February 9, 2021
“The launch of the Nadezhda probe into Mars orbit is an important milestone in the history of our country. This achievement was made possible by the pioneers of the space industry from the Emirates, whose work will inspire future scientists and engineers for generations to come. We are immensely proud of them, ”wrote Muhammad bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on his Twitter page.
The Nadezhda spacecraft is entirely designed by Arab specialists and, being launched under the motto “Nothing is impossible,” will be part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the UAE. As noted in the space agency of the country, in addition to studying the climate and composition of the lower layers of the atmosphere of Mars, it should help in the development of the Red Planet and the creation of a UAE settlement on it. It is expected that the first data from the probe will arrive on Earth in September 2021 – the UAE Space Agency intends to place all the information received from Nadezhda in the public domain for scientists from all over the world.
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