Scientists work at a laboratory in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai. AFP
She added that the Hope Probe will begin its historic mission to mars at 00:51:27 after midnight UAE time on Wednesday, 15th July, 2020, from the Tanegashima Space Station in Japan.
During a remote media interview held today, Al Amiri revealed that the probe’s scientific mission is expected to start in April 2021, and the mission’s team currently works 12 hours per day. The mission is a journey filled with challenges since its launch six years ago, as well as knowledge and learning, she added.
She thanked the UAE’s leadership on behalf of the probe’s team for giving them this unique opportunity and noted that they are all proud to be part of the project, and explained that the design of a satellite to explore mars was not easy, and their challenges increased as they progressed.
Al Amiri also stressed that the mission’s land control station is currently testing control scenarios before the launch of the probe.
The Hope Probe, which is expected to reach Mars in February 2021, coinciding with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, is a national project that highlights the vision of the UAE’s leadership to establish an Emirati space programme, which will reflect the country’s commitment to promoting international cooperation and partnerships in finding solutions to global challenges for the well-being of humankind.
The Hope Probe which will send a message of hope to the peoples of the world aims to revive the rich Arab and Islamic history in the area of science, and affirms the UAE ambitions to defy the impossible and shape a bright future for humanity.
'The Mars Mission will create a significant amount of invaluable data that will help shape future of manufacturing techniques in areas such as satellite development and spaceship innovation,' said Badr Al Olama
Event to take place virtually online at 9pm UAE time on August 5; among the top five finalists are: 24-year-old Dolly Aswani from India, 14-year-old Ward Taim Hassa from Syria and 11-year-old Reina Özbay from the USA.
Achieving a critical milestone in its readiness for launch, the Emirates Mars Mission - Hope Probe spacecraft was encapsulated within the payload fairing ahead of its liftoff from the Tanegashima Space Centre (TNSC), in Japan on July 15, 2020.
The shooters claimed that the woman wanted to marry her cousin Waqas, brother of Abbas, who was living in Italy but her brother opposed it. According to the report, the brother wanted her sister to marry a well-educated person, but she refused.
Several infrastructure projects and emissions from nearby refineries were the possible reasons, said a government official who did not want to be named as he was not authorised to talk to the media.
"I think it's very exciting that the UAE, an OPEC member, is going to host COP28, and it's so important that you have an oil and gas producing nation step up and say we understand the challenge of the climate crisis,” Kerry told Reuters in an interview.