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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.”
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.
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."
The initial package of data provided by the Hope Probe would be available to everyone free of charge early next October, Eng. Hessa Al Matroushi, Deputy Director of the Emirates Project for Mars Exploration ‘Hope Probe’ for Scientific Affairs, revealed.