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  • 18 July, 2020

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Hope orbiter

Hope orbiter

  • The Emirates Mars Mission is a planned space exploration mission to Mars set to launch the Hope orbiter in July 2020.
  • It was built by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, an Emirati space organization, as well as the University of Colorado Boulder, Arizona State University, and the University of California, Berkeley.
  • The probe will study daily and seasonal weather cycles, weather events in the lower atmosphere such as dust storms, and how the weather varies in different regions of Mars.
  • It will attempt to answer the scientific questions of why the Martian atmosphere is losing hydrogen and oxygen into space and the reason behind the drastic climate changes on Mars.
  • The mission is being carried out by a team of Emirati engineers in collaboration with foreign research institutions and is a contribution toward a knowledge-based economy in the UAE.
  • Hope is scheduled to reach Mars in February 2021, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates' formation.
  • It wll be launched from Tanegashima space centre, Japan.

Source: TH


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