The UAE Space Agency on Thursday said, “The Hope Probe has now commenced the 'normal operations' phase of its cruise, following the successful completion of the commissioning phase in which we have ensured that all onboard systems are operating nominally.”
Sheikh Mohammed tweeted on his account on Twitter, saying: “An image from the UAE’s Hope Probe,135 million km away from Mars. The probe will reach the Red Planet on February 9, 2021."
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Mohammed said, “The high-quality images open up unprecedented potential for the global science community to investigate solar interactions with Mars.”
The mission of the Hope Probe will continue for a full Martian year, during which its three scientific devices will monitor the required scientific data about the climate of Mars.
“Olympus Mons… Highest peak in our solar system.. Almost three times the height of Mount Everest. Taken by Hope Probe at 13,000 km above Mars surface,” Sheikh Hamdan tweeted.
"We are days away from the UAE Hope probe's highly-anticipated launch to Mars that will inspire the young generation to make the impossible, possible," said Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid while addressing the 21-member Emirati Hope Probe team.
Space programmes are the gateway to science and talent development and the Emirates Mars Mission will position the UAE at the forefront of the Arab scientific movement, says Hamdan.
The Hope Probe will make a 7-month-long journey to the red planet covering 493,500,000km, according to Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).