'We proudly announce the successful transfer of the first Regional Mars probe from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai to the launch site on Tanegashima island in Japan, in an 83-hour operation under the supervision of a team of Emirati engineers.'
The first UAE astronaut to travel to space for now is focusing his attention on the UAE's Hope Mission, set to reach the Red Planet on the country's 50th anniversary.
According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the image was clicked by MOM when it was about 7,200 km from Mars and 4,200 km from Phobos. "Spatial resolution of the image is 210 m.
The Hope Probe embodies the culture of possibilities deeply rooted in the UAE’s approach, philosophy and journey of accelerating development since the foundation," says Sheikh Mohammed.
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has forced lockdowns in most parts of the world, the UAE has been successfully proving the adage ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’
The final checks and tests on the Emirates Mars Mission – Hope Probe are currently under way as it prepares for its voyage to the orbit of the Red Planet. Scheduled for launch on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 at 00:51:27 UAE time
Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed carve the phrase 'the power of hope shortens the distance between the earth and the sky.'
A gargantuan mission calls for an exceptional vision. The UAE is blessed with a leadership that believes the journey of development will always remain a race for excellence.
Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk on Sunday took to the Twitter to describe his relationship with Mars by calling the red planet his souldog.