The UAE’s ‘Hope’ spacecraft is just a few days away from Mars
Dubai City: The first spacecraft sent to Mars by the Arab world, Hope (Hope), will enter the atmosphere of Mars on February 9, just a few days later. As it orbits, it will study the Martian climate in detail.
This is the first mission sent to the Red Planet by the United Arab Emirates that will not land on the surface of Mars but will remain in orbit. However, on February 18, the US space shuttle (Rover) Pervais Venus will touch the surface of Mars and then the Chinese rover will start flying to Mars in April of the same year. Thus, Mars ships from three different countries will reach their destination this year.
Sarah Al-Amiri, head of the Mars mission at the Emirates Space Agency, said her team was fully prepared for the crucial phase of the Mars mission. This is because any delay in contacting the Mars mission could destroy the mission.
It takes eleven minutes for the radio signal to reach the ground from where the Hope Mission is now. That’s why the entire orbital mission is automatically auto-piloted. If an unfortunate event occurs during this time, there are several important alternative methods placed in the computer. The 27-minute phase will be nerve-wracking and its automatic thrusters will push it into safe and stable orbit.
Pat Wadnell is the Program Manager for the University of Colorado Mission. “By the time we find out that the space shuttle’s thruster is burning, it’s halfway there,” he says. In this mission we will only observe it and we will not be able to interfere in this mission.
Dr. Omran Sharaf, a scientist at the Muhammad Bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai, says the delay signal from the spacecraft is the test of our nerves. We haven’t tested it on the ground before, and in the process, the thermostat will burn for 27 minutes without stopping. But if the spacecraft chooses the right path, it will only take a few seconds to a minute for the thruster to burn.