UAE ready for First Mars mission; Next month the vehicle will Fly from Japan
It will cover 493 million kilometers to reach Mars and will take seven weeks for this. Then it will revolve around the orbit of Mars.
After this, it will start sending data of the environment and atmosphere of Mars to Earth.
In this expedition, it will collect the data of the year of Mars in the orbit of Mars, which is 687 days.
It will take 55 hours to orbit a Mars orbit.
At the press conference on Monday, the director of the event, Sarah Al-Amiri, said that this project should encourage young Arab scientists who want to build their future in space engineering.
Rocket will be launched from Japan
This satellite named Naamed Amal (Asha) will be launched on 14 July from Tanegashima, Japan.
The Japanese rocket will carry it, it has three types of sensors to assess the atmosphere of Mars. Which has a high-resolution multiband camera to measure the dust and ozone of the planet.
Second, it has an infrared spectrometer designed by Arizona State University. It will measure both the upper and lower atmosphere.
The third sensor in this is an ultraviolet spectrometer that will measure oxygen and hydrogen levels.
Ali-Amiri said that research on these two elements necessary for water will remain focused.
Sir Ian Blatchford, director of Britain’s Science Museum Group, says that ‘a lot of space missions have been focused on geology but it will provide a comprehensive and complete picture of Mars’ climate’.
The first Arab space guard to go into space was Prince Sultan bin Salman al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, who was in a US spacecraft in 1985.
But this time it is completely different.
The spacecraft going to Mars is built in the UAE and sent to Japan where all the engineers had to go to Quarantine due to Corona virus epidemic, due to which the operation was delayed.
Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at Britain’s Open University, is confident that the Mars mission will bring a big change in the industry as it had previously interfered with the world’s big powers.
She says, “This is a real step to explore Mars because it shows that other countries can go there except European Space Agency and NASA. Now we can only hope that it will go there. Expeditions on Mars Has a long history of failing. “
People working on this expedition in the UAE have reminded the world that eight centuries ago Arab inventors and intellectuals were right in the matter of scientific discovery.
The mission will remain on Mars for a year to collect data. UAE has been working on this project since 2014.
According to Sharaf, nothing was easy in this mission. The deadline remains challenging from day one. Apart from this, there are many challenges in the way of budget.
The mission of this mission, powered by Japanese technology, is to collect information about the upper and lower surface of the atmosphere of Mars. In addition, it will also measure oxygen and hydrogen levels, so that the water level on Mars can be assessed. Significantly, the Prince of Saudi Arabia, Sultan bin Salman Al-Saud, was the first Arab astronaut to go on board the US shuttle in 1985, however, this time the UAE will send its mission.