Photos: How UAE's Mars probe will complete its 493,500,000km journey
Published on July 12, 2020 at 22.00
The UAE's Hope probe is a few hours away from beginning its epic 493,500,000km journey to Mars.- Pictures retrieved from @HopeMarsMission
The Arab world’s first inter-planetary mission will take off at 00:51:27 UAE time on July 15 from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre.
But just how will the probe bearing the UAE flag reach its orbit?
Here is how the mission will be accomplished
A rocket operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) called H-IIA will carry the probe to space.
The first stage launcher speed would be 34,000km/h.
Hope Probe will separate from the launch vehicle at 1.51am UAE time — an hour after its launch.
The solar panels on the probe will be deployed to capture energy that will power its batteries.
It will cruise at a speed of 121,000km/h.
It’s expected to enter the Martian orbit seven months later in the first quarter of 2021 — the year that marks 50 years of the UAE’s union.
A ground control team in Dubai will take control of the probe after liftoff.