Hope Probe is an interesting project from UAE. The country started this project to send a mission to Mars. Now UAE Space Agency and Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) declares that 85% of the work is accomplished already.
Both the organizations together informed that the key parts of the probe are ready. The Probe is now under the testing phase. The companies are making sure that each and every part of Probe is ready for the mission. Hope Probe is supposed to be launched in July 2020. If the launch is successful, UAE will become the first Arabic and Islamic nation to send a probe to Mars. The launch is just 500 days away and according to Dubai Media Office, the probe is under intensive testing phase. The probe will most probably reach Mars in 2021. This same year is the 50th anniversary of the UAE foundation.
The camera, control, design, and assembly of Probe has been carefully checked. The systems and the craft’s ability to communicate with the ground has been found fine. The next step is to perform the 5 environmental tests on Hope Probe. This will be done during the months of June to December of this year.
Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi, who is the Minister of State for Higher Education & Advanced Skills also confirmed that the work is almost done. As the chairman of the UAE Space Agency, he informed that the country is on the verge of creating history.
He dedicated the success of the mission to the youth of UAE, who with the support of the government and the country will secure the country’s position in international space.
Hope Probe is based on the guidelines provided by the Mars Exploration Programme Analysis Group (MEPAG). This global scientific community is researching Mars exploration.