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  • Emirates Mars Mission
    “Hope Probe”

    Emirates Mars Mission
    “Hope Probe”

    The first Arab interplanetary mission

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About EMM

The Emirates Mars Mission "Hope Probe" will be the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere and its layers when it reaches the red planet’s orbit in 2021. It will help answer key questions about the global Martian atmosphere and the loss of hydrogen and oxygen gases into space over the span of one Martian year.

OBJECTIVES

The First Complete Picture of the Martian Atmosphere.

01

Understand climate dynamics and the global weather map through characterizing the lower atmosphere of Mars.

02

Explain how the weather changes the escape of Hydrogen and Oxygen through correlating the lower atmosphere conditions with the upper atmosphere.

03

Understand the structure and variability of Hydrogen and Oxygen in the upper atmosphere, as well as identifying why Mars is losing them into space.

MISSION HIGHLIGHTS

NAMEEmirates Mars Mission
PROBE NAMEHope Probe
LAUNCHED20th July 2020, 12:58 AM (Dubai Time)
LAUNCH LOCATIONTanegashima​ Space Centre​, Japan
CRUISING DISTANCE493.5 Million kms
MISSION DURATIONOne Martian Year (about 2 Earth years)

WHY MARS?

WHY ARE WE EXPLORING MARS?

The red planet has captured human imagination for centuries. Now, we are at a junction where we know a great deal about the planet, and we have the vision and technology to explore further. Mars is an obvious target for exploration for many reasons. From our pursuit to find extra-terrestrial life to someday expand human civilization to other planets, Mars serves as a long-term and collaborative project for the entire human race.

  • Mars is the
    second smallest planet
    in the solar system

  • It’s the
    fourth planet from the sun

  • One day in Mars
    is a little over 24 hours

  • One Martian year
    is 687 days

  • Mars is a
    rocky planet

  • Mars has two moons
    Phobos and Demos

  • Mars has a
    thin atmosphere

  • Mars appears red because of
    iron minerals in its soil

  • Mars has
    no global magnetic field
    today

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