Emirates Mars Mission is a competitive and very ambitious space mission which will start in June 2020 and it will last for seven months until 2021. Race to space conquering has already started and competing with other powerful countries such as US, Russia, Japan, India or China is not going to be easy. Emirates Mars Mission is ready to pass every obstacle which may appear during the courageous project being ready to prove the world that “Impossible” can easily be “Possible” where there is enough will. Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre is the place where Emirates Mars Mission is growing wings for the outer space flight and seven teams will be working on every detail and aspect of the journey including designs, project development but also the communications.
Omran Sharaf as the project manager of Emirates Mars Mission declared that the main goal of the project is to create a full picture of the entire atmosphere of Mars based on sequential quality images and probes in order to study in detail the climate and atmosphere layers. An official event of the Emirates Mars Mission was held yesterday, where important blueprints and aspects of the mission where presented to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ( Vice President of UAE and ruler of Dubai ) who was in the presence of highly officials and important leaders of UAE and Dubai. The probe of Emirates Mars Mission was named “HOPE” or “al-Aman” in Arabic and the message refers to the entire Arab world which can improve day by day and inspire others with the desire of achieving highest goals. When you plan a space travel of 60 million kilometers, you relay on technology and engineering at its best, a good reason why the UAE Space Agency was implemented last year with the purpose of monitoring the entire journey. An entire team of 150 Arab specialists and engineers are going to work for the Emirates Mars Mission with the purpose of improving the scientific world and knowledge heritage.
Taking a further step into earth’s future, the Deputy Project Manager – Sarah Amiri said that Emirates Mars Mission will show us how our planet’s atmosphere will evolve during years and also if there are other planets or forms of life in the galaxy. Having the size of a small car and travelling for over 200 days at a speed of 100,000 km/h, the probe of Emirates Mars Mission is conceived to stay on the orbit of Mars at least until 2023 gathering as much information as possible on the climate changes and atmosphere components. Timing is also going to be a very important decision maker of Emirates Mars Mission because Earth and Mars line up their orbits once every two years. 2020 will definitely be the year of Dubai and the year of great achievements because Emirates Mars Mission is correlated with the famous event Dubai World Expo 2020. When trying to improve science, knowledge and technology money do not count, and even if UAE has invested until now nearly 20 billion Dirhams ( 550 million$ ) in space development, Emirates Mars Mission has the purpose of making the world a better place.