Successful Start: the United Arab Emirates on the way to Mars

After twice postponing due to bad weather is to start the first Mars Mission of the United Arab Emirates. A Japanese rocket with the Mars probe "Al-Amal" ("h

Successful Start: the United Arab Emirates on the way to Mars

After twice postponing due to bad weather is to start the first Mars Mission of the United Arab Emirates. A Japanese rocket with the Mars probe "Al-Amal" ("hope") on Board lifted off in the night to Monday at 23.58 hrs CEST, from the Japanese spaceport Tanegashima. Almost exactly one hour after the Start of the probe detaching itself successfully from the carrier rocket, a move that provoked applause in the Japanese control center.

According to the plans of the Emirates, the probe should in February 2021, with the circumnavigation of the Red planet to begin. Overall, you want to him as long as a whole Martian year, equivalent to 687 days on earth, encircle, a comprehensive picture of its atmosphere and meteorological dynamics deliver. The launch was originally planned for the 15. July have been planned, but was postponed due to bad weather.

Emirates put money into space travel

so Far, only the United States, India, the former Soviet Union, and the European space Agency's (ESA) Mars-directed missions. The Emirates are a relatively new Player in the space. You are stuck with a larger share of their oil revenues in new technologies and were able to bring in this manner, three observation satellites in the orbit.

Due to the current favourable position of the planets to the earth are planned in the coming days, two more Mars expeditions of the United States and China. Japan wants to leave in 2024 to one of the moons of Mars.

Updated Date: 19 July 2020, 22:19

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