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VIDEO: Hope Probe reveals atmosphere of Mars


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE's Hope Mars Mission will search for connections between today’s Martian weather and its ancient climate.

It hopes to become the first expedition to provide a complete picture of the planet’s atmosphere. The probe will orbit Mars from February 2021.

One of the major objectives of the Emirates Mars Mission Hope Probe is to find out how the Martian lower atmosphere responds globally, diurnally, and seasonally to solar forcing. The instruments that will used are:

Emirates Mars InfraRed Spectrometer (EMIRS)

Emirates eXploration image (EXI)



Purpose of Experiment

Understand the processes that are driving the global circulation in the current Martian climate.

Determine the geographic and diurnal distribution of key constituents in the lower atmosphere of Mars on sub-seasonal time-scales

The Emirates Mars Mission "Hope Probe" will reveal many of the red planet's secrets, which could assist in setting up a human outpost on the planet in the future.

Determine the abundance and spatial variability of the key neutral species in the thermosphere on sub-seasonal timescales. The instruments used:

Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS)

The Process

Determine the column abundance and spatial variability of oxygen, and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere.

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