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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)
Determine the column abundance and spatial variability of oxygen, and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere.
The first Arab space mission, the UAE’s Hope Probe, is expected to reach Mars’ orbit on Tuesday, making it the first of three spacecraft to arrive at the Red Planet this month.
The Government of Dubai Media Office on Twitter shared a post of babies born on the day of the historic red letter day. The media office wrote, “Astronauts of the future, born on Feb 9, 2021 — the day the UAE made it to Mars.
The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, on Saturday announced it will enter Mars’ orbit at 7.57pm GST on the Feb.9, 2021.
The blast was so powerful that it toppled the truck carrying police officers into a ravine, police chief Meher said, adding that the bombing also damaged a nearby car carrying members of a family. He said that the anti-polio campaign will continue even after the bombing.
Sheikh Sultan called on farmers to cooperate with Sharjah government in developing and maintaining their farms and establishing specialised farms, stressing that he will provide the necessary support for electricity and water services at reduced prices.
The COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centres in Abu Dhabi which will remain open are Rabdan, Manhal; Al Ain: Al Sarouj, Asharej. In addition, the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Centres in Mushrif Wedding Hall in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Convention Centre will remain open.
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