A month since its inception, the UAE’s interplanetary mission Hope Probe has clocked 100 million kilometres and is expected to descend upon Mars by February 2021.
Hope Probe on a mission to Mars
Last July saw the historic launch of the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission, the Hope Probe taking off from Japan and is on a mission to land in Mars on February 2021 in an attempt to unravel mysteries about the way the Red Planet functions, from its climate dynamics to weather changes that impact the escape of Hydrogen and Oxygen and lastly, understanding the structure and variability of Hydrogen and Oxygen in the upper atmosphere.
100 million kilometres clocked in by Hope Probe
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister shared the milepost on Twitter with images of Mars and Jupiter captured by the Mars Probe.
To keep up with the latest of the Hope Probe’s whereabouts, follow the Hope Mars Mission on Twitter.
(Featured photograph image: Emirates News Agency/WAM)