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 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.