"Being the first Arab state to embark on Mars mission demonstrates the UAE’s significant progress in space technology. On behalf of the Chinese Government, I would like to warmly congratulate the UAE on the successful launch of the Hope Mars Orbiter, and wish the Hope Mars Mission a complete success," said Ni Jian, the Chinese Ambassador to the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed praises the successful launch of the Hope Probe, says Our 493 million km journey to the Red Planet starts here.
A new research finding on radiation will support the UAE's ambitious project to build the first human settlement on Mars by 2117, a scientist told.
The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) the first interplanetary mission undertaken by an Arab nation, today announced the successful completion of TCM1 - its first trajectory correction manoeuvre and a major milestone for the mission as the Mars Hope probe continues its 7-month journey to Mars.
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.”
Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, said in a statement distributed by the Cairo-based pan Arab organisation on the occasion of the UAE launch of the "Hope Probe" that this project is also a revival of an Arab history full of achievements in various sciences.
The Emirates Mars Mission, has detailed seven strategic objectives of the 'Hope Probe,' including acquiring human knowledge, enhancing the UAE’s capacities and promoting international cooperation, in addition to collecting data and achieving the mission’s scientific outcomes.
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).
"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.