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WAM: "Hope"  Emeriti Probe Takes Orbit Round Mars by Feb.9

Tue 19 Jan 2021 | 09:37 PM
Ahmed Moamar

The Emirates News Agency (WAM) said that only 21 days separate the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from achieving its most prominent scientific achievement, and indeed for the Arabs in 2021.

The "Hope" probe takes its orbit around Mars on February 9, after covering a distance of 493.5 million kilometers.

The agency added - in a report today, Tuesday - that the whole world is awaiting the arrival of the Emirati  "Hope" ( in Arabic is known as Al-Amal)  probe to the Red Planet.

Through that scientific mission, the UAE will achieve a historic achievement, culminating a journey that spanned fifty years of founding, building, empowerment, and the accumulated achievements since the declaration of the Union of the seven Trucial Emirates in 1971.

The union was known then as the United Arab Emirates(UAE).

By the end of the navigation phase in space, the Hope probe begins the stage of entering the orbit of Mars, which is one of the most important stages of the Emirati mission to explore the Red Planet.

The mission team will focus on inserting the Hope probe into a safe orbit around Mars in order to successfully complete this mission, half of the amount will be burned. The fuel is in the tanks of the probe to slow it down to the point that it can be fed into the capture orbit.

The fuel-burning process continues with the use of the Reverse / Delta-V engines for 30 minutes to reduce the speed of the probe from 121,000 km / h to 18,000 km / h. Given that it is a precise operation, the probe is designed for this stage to operate independently.

This stage witnesses the re-examination and testing of all the sub-devices on board the probe before moving to the scientific stage.

Once the entry operations into the orbit of Mars are completed, the probe's first contact with the ground station will be via the communication network installed in Spain.