Jul 14, 2020 / 14:29

UAE to launch weather satellite to Mars on July 15

The Hanoitimes - The launch is said to serve humanity in many different ways, especially by sharing data openly without any restrictions with more than 200 institutions across the world.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is scheduled to launch the “Hope Probe” Mars Mission on July 15, which is part of the country’s ambitious goal to build a human settlement in Mars by 2117, according to Obaid Saeed bin Raresh Al Dhaheri, the UAE’s ambassador to Vietnam.

 The UAE is schedule to launch the “Hope Probe” Mars Mission on July 15.

“This is a mark as a major turning point in Arab history, with the youth Emirati engineers behind the first Arab interplanetary mission,” said Obaid Saeed bin Raresh Al Dhaheri.

The Hope Probe, which will begin its journey to Mars on July 17 at exactly 00:43am (UAE time) or 08:43pm (GMT) from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC), is touted as the first true weather satellite at Mars.

The UAE ambassador said the Hope Probe is a symbol of hope for hundreds of millions of people in Arab and the world, adding it would serve humanity in many different ways, especially by sharing data openly without any restrictions with more than 200 institutions across the world.

Moreover, the launch would help improve the quality of life on Earth by pushing the world’s limits to make new discoveries, as well as encouraging global collaboration in Mars exploration to demonstrate leadership in space research.

Obaid Saeed bin Raresh Al Dhaheri stressed as the UAE aspires to reach to the stars, specifically the Mars, the Hope Probe will be the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere and its layers when it reaches the red planet’s orbit in 2021. Moreover, it will help answer key questions about the global Martian atmosphere and the loss of hydrogen and oxygen gases into space over the span of one Martian year.

According to the ambassador, the country is very proud of the accomplishments in the past and we are looking forward for brighter future. Since the formation of the UAE in 1971, the country became one the vibrant and modern countries around the world.

The UAE holds the 25th position globally in Global Competitiveness Report 2019 by the World Economic Forum. In addition, it stands out as one of the 10 largest donor states in official development aid (ODA).

Recognized as a tolerant country, and hosts more than 200 nationalities doing business, living, learning and touring the UAE.

The UAE said the country has played positive and leading roles in the international community in every sector, from economy, to humanitarian aid, international organizations, fighting against Covid-19, supporting gender equality, empowering youth, space discovery and more to come.

As the UAE declared “2020: Towards the next 50”, Obaid Saeed bin Raresh Al Dhaheri said the country will enter into a new era.

“Next year, the UAE will witness the biggest national strategy to prepare for the coming 50 years on the federal and local level as the country approaches its Golden Jubilee in 2021,” he stated.