Dubai: UAE is on top and so is ‘Hope Probe’. The United Arab Emirates’ space mission which created history as its spacecraft reached closest to the planet Mars.
Sharing the special news on Twitter, the officials said, “Success! Contact with #HopeProbe has been re-established. The Mars Orbit insertion is now complete. When the spacecraft reached the orbit of Mars”
UAE became the fifth country in the world and became the first country in the Arab world to have reached this milestone
The orbiter which was sent to Mars is named ‘Hope’ and is called Amal in Arabic. It traveled 300 million miles about seven months to reach the planet. The whole mission was conducted with the goal of preparing the first global weather map of Mars.
The Hope Mars Mission is the largest strategic and scientific national initiative which was announced in 2014 by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.The crown prince of UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed congratulated the team for the mission.