It is expected that the first signal sent by the Probe from space to Earth will be exactly at 2:31:27 after midnight according to UAE local time.
The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), 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.
South Korea’s space industry and Korea Aerospace Research Institute, KARI, have been closely cooperating in the development of Earth observation satellites with the UAE over the past ten years
The UAE Space Agency and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre have announced the updated launch date and time for UAE Mars Mission on July 20th, 2020 at 01:58 am UAE local time.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Dubai, commemorated 11th anniversary of the launch of DubaiSat-1, the UAE’s first Earth Observation Satellite on Wednesday. The UAE entered the Earth observation satellite club on July 29 2009, as DubaiSat-1 was successfully launched from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan, onboard the Dnepr launch vehicle.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Dubai, has completed an updated map of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai using the UAE’s first high-resolution satellite image “Mosaic”, captured by KhalifaSat.
Overseen by the UAE Space Agency, the programme will equip young Arab researchers, scientists, inventors and creative talents with skills and expertise required to lead a career in the growing space sector.
"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.
The UAE’s Hope Probe mission, a 7-month-long journey of 493,500,000km towards the Red Planet, which has been receiving praise from all over the world as leaders and those in the science fraternity termed it as a big and bold step for future research.