The United Arab Emirates became the first Arab nation to successfully send a spacecraft to Mars. After a seven-month-long flight through space, “Al-Amal”, “Asha”, orbited the red planet as planned. The mission aims to capture the first complete picture of the Martian climate over an entire Martian year from Orbit.
The mission team announced, among other things, the success of CET on Twitter at around 5.15pm. »Contact with #HopeProbe has been restored. The entry into the orbit of Mars is now complete, «read there.
About 30 minutes ago, the mission heads announced The orbiter began maneuvers to orbit around Mars. The engine fired for about 27 minutes to reduce the probe speed from about 121,000 kilometers per hour to 18,000 kilometers per hour.
The next step is to test the devices. For this purpose, the investigation has to be in an elliptical, provisional class that has reached about two months. According to the heads of the mission, “Al-Amal” should then take his last class. It varies between 20,000 and 40,000 kilometers from Mars.
The mission began 204 days ago in July 2020. The H2A launch vehicle, developed in Japan, was delayed by a space probe from a spaceport on Tanegashima Island in southern Japan.
“Perseverance” and “Tianwen-1” should follow “Al-Amal”
The US and China have also started missions on Mars. He should also come in February 2021. With its fifth Mars rover, NASA has set itself the goal of finding traces of former life. Among other things, “perseverance” is to collect martial rock samples.