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The UAE enters the group of space nations

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Egyptian News Vision: - The UAE is entering the world of the countries that invaded space with the unmanned "Hope" probe launched by the Japanese Space Center Tanegashima.

And it takes the "Hope" probe seven months to travel a distance of 493 million km to Mars, to reach its goal in conjunction with the UAE celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the united state.

Once in orbit, each episode takes 55 hours at an average speed of 121,000 km per hour, while contact with the UAE command and control center is limited to six to eight hours twice a week.

The probe remains in orbit for a full Martian year, or 687 days. Three technical methods installed on the probe will transmit a complete picture of the atmosphere of the Red Planet throughout the Martian year.

The first of these is infrared to measure the lower atmosphere and analyze the temperature structure, and the second is a high-resolution imaging device that provides information about ozone levels.

The third is an ultraviolet scale to measure the levels of oxygen and hydrogen from a distance of up to 43,000 km from the surface.

With this, the UAE will take a seat alongside the countries that have succeeded in sending missions to the orbit of Mars, the United States, India, the former Soviet Union and the European Space Agency, while China is preparing to launch the first Mars spacecraft at a later time.

Hazza Al-Mansouri is considered the first Emirati astronaut, and he was part of a team of three individuals who set out from Kazakhstan towards the International Space Station and returned after an eight-day mission.

Al-Mansouri is the first Arab to visit the International Space Station.