Cost of completion of the project: $ 200 million.
Lunch date: The probe was successfully launched on July 20, 2020, at 1:58 AM local time in the UAE.
Date of arrival: February 9, 2021.
When the probe enters the capture orbit: 7:42 pm UAE time.
During the live broadcast of the arrival of the probe: 7 pm and the broadcast will include television stations and all social media platforms.
The date of arrival of the investigation is of national importance: The arrival of the search on Mars coincides with the celebration of the fiftieth National Day of the Union Declaration.
The Hope Probe The goal is to explore Mars in order to present clear scientific reasons that help us to understand our planets, Mars and other planets in general, and to achieve the natural hope of providing a complete and clear picture of the planet’s atmosphere. By studying the atmosphere of Mars, we can find out the reasons why Mars was transformed from a normal planet like ours to a barren and dry planet.
The Hope Probe The project is truly a window of hope on which millions of people from 56 Arab and Islamic countries stand, as the success of the project will earn the UAE a golden point in the field of scientific and research projects and is not new to the UAE as it is always useful and Interested in excellence worldwide. But the Hope Probe in particular represents the great aspirations of the state.
Al-Amal has announced the start of the search operation
It began on July 16, 2014, when His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, announced the scientific project to achieve great success in completing the UAE Mission. Has done, and is the fifth among the countries in the world to complete a country-owned qualitative scientific program to explore Mars and the first in the Arab world to reach Mars, called the Red Planet.
Probe work stage from launch to arrival
The launch of the probe includes 6 main stages:
The probe is being launched.
Entering a capture orbit.
Going into scientific orbit.
The scientific level includes research, exploration and data transmission.
The Hope Probe successfully completed the first three stages in July last year and was launched from the Tanegashima Center in Japan on an H2A missile. , The probe will collect and send all the detailed information to Mars through the scientific devices loaded with it.
The device used to achieve the scientific purpose of the Al-Amal probe
The probe carries 3 innovative scientific instruments on board to give a detailed picture of the climate of Mars and the different layers of its atmosphere, which gives our society a deeper understanding of the special processes in the atmosphere.
The United Arab Emirates has joined the ranks of the world’s space exploration
At each stage of the launch it needs to be handled with precision, professionalism and efficiency by the working team and before reaching the final stage, all the sub-instruments on the probe board will be re-examined and tested to ensure complete accuracy in trying to pass all stages without errors.
To successfully complete the mission, half of the fuel in the probe tank will be burned to allow it to enter the capture duct. This burning process will continue for about 27 minutes to reduce the speed from 121,000 to 18,000 km / h. The probe is also designed to guide itself at this stage due to its inability to communicate immediately.
Since the launch of Probe Idea in 2014, the project has faced challenges, the most prominent of which were the Corona epidemic and the mission to relocate it from Dubai to Japan, where it was based and only accepted. 6 years of work, while other missions took 10-12 years to reach Mars, should be handed over to the task force and the people in charge of this distinguished scientific project.
If the UAE manages to reach the surface of the Red Planet, the UAE will be the first in the world and the fifth in the world, and it will enter the adult space club through its wide door.
What is the difference between launching the UAE Arab Hope Probe?
There are about 1000 gigabytes of unprecedented data and new data that the probe will collect on the red planet, and it will be stored securely in the UAE’s scientific data center, and the data will be indexed and analyzed by an elite group of members. Scientific team, which will be available to humanity for the first time. The UAE is willing to share it for free with the scientific community interested in everything related to the glam of Mars as an indication of its ability to serve human knowledge.
Another feature that sets the Emirates Al-Amal probe apart from other scientific projects in many countries to try to reach Mars is that the project was completed at half the normal cost of similar projects, as we mentioned at the outset. 200 200 million, and is considered one of the least expensive projects in the world thanks to the efforts of the scientific, research and engineering cadres of the ancient United Arab Emirates.
Which is the most dangerous stage of the journey?
The Hope Probe space mission has brought a mixture of confidence and anticipation among those in charge and its observers about the possibility of successfully entering orbit in the light of an Emirates spacecraft towards Mars.
The most important phase of the mission, which was launched in July 2020, is the phase of entering the capture orbit and it lasts 27 minutes which is called blind minute. Failure to perform the strategy could result in the spacecraft failing to enter Mars orbit, or it could lead to a collision with the planet, as happened in the 1999 NASA space mission “Mars Climate Orbiter”.
This phase has been extensively trained, designed and tested, but the use of a propulsion engine at full power for a continuous 27-minute period is an unprecedented process in the history of space missions, as it will consume half the fuel carried by the probe. Slow down its thrust at a high speed, currently about 121,000 km / h.