Pakistan felicitate UAE on successful ‘HOPE’ Mars mission

Pakistan has congratulated United Arab Emirates (UAE) on its successful ‘Hope’ mission to Mars after it successfully entered red planet’s orbit.

As per details, UAE’s ‘Hope’ probe successfully managed to enter Mars’ orbit making the Arab nation fifth in the world to do so.

It is pertinent to know that the ‘Hope’ Mars mission was launched from Tanegashima Space Center in south of Japan using a Japanese H-IIA rocket on July 19th 2020 last year.

“Congratulations to the leadership and people of the UAE on the outstanding success of Emirates’ Mars Mission Hope Probe – a testament to the vision of the UAE leadership, and a pride for its people, as well as Muslim Ummah,” read the statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Hope Mars mission has elevated UAE into an elite club of few countries such as Russia, USA, India European Space Agency who have executed successful Mars missions.

‘Hope’ Mission to Mars

The US$200 million dollar ‘Hope’ Mission will pursue the following objectives after completing its 493 million kilometers journey;

  Study why Mars is losing its upper atmosphere to space by tracking the behaviour and escape of hydrogen and oxygen, the building blocks of water

•    Investigate the connection between the lower and upper levels of the Martian atmosphere

•    Create the first global picture of how the Martian atmosphere changes through the day and between seasons

•    Observe weather phenomena, such as dust storms, changes in temperature, and how the atmosphere interacts with the topography

•    Reveal the causes of Martian surface corrosion

•    Search for connections between today’s weather and the ancient climate of the red planet