The UAE Embassy to the United States of America is organising a virtual launch party to watch the launch of the UAE Probe ‘Hope’.
The 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.
Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre is responsible for the execution and supervision of all stages of the design, development and launch of the Hope Probe in July 2020. The UAE Space Agency is funding and supervising procedures and necessary details for the implementation of this project. Following a journey of several months, the probe is expected to enter the Red Planet’s orbit in 2021, coinciding with the Golden Jubilee of the Union.
Sunday 19 July at 5pm EDT (1am UAE)
HE Al Otaiba will host a discussion with Dr Mohammed Al Ahbabi, UAE Space Agency Director General and Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator.