The UAE’s space programmes, especially the successful launch of its Mars Mission, will give a fillip to Asia’s lead in the fourth Industrial revolution and make the Emirates “a big stakeholder in the development of developing countries across the globe,” a senior academic told Emirates News Agency, WAM.
The cost of the Hope Mars Mission reached US$ 200 million (Dhs735 million), which is considered among the lowest in the world when compared with similar programmes.
'The Mars Mission will create a significant amount of invaluable data that will help shape future of manufacturing techniques in areas such as satellite development and spaceship innovation,' said Badr Al Olama
The Emirates Mars Mission will lead to a "more competitive" Arab world economy and a stronger integration with the global society, a top Emirati official told.
Event to take place virtually online at 9pm UAE time on August 5; among the top five finalists are: 24-year-old Dolly Aswani from India, 14-year-old Ward Taim Hassa from Syria and 11-year-old Reina Özbay from the USA.
The manoeuvre ensures that the orbiter is moving in the right direction towards Mars.
Hope springs eternal, goes the saying. The same can be said for the Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary mission undertaken by an Arab nation. On Sunday it announced the successful completion of TCM3,
Sheikh Mohammed said, “Images taken by the UAE’s Hope Mars Mission, stating that the probe has travelled more than 100 million kilometres into its journey so far.
The UAE has been taking giant steps in space exploration. The first Arab mission to the moon is yet another worthy addition in that direction (“UAE plans first Arab mission to moon with national competencies by 2024,” Sept 26, Gulf Today).