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Photos: How UAE's Mars probe will complete its 493,500,000km journey

Sahim Salim

Published on July 12, 2020 at 22.00

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The UAE's Hope probe is a few hours away from beginning its epic 493,500,000km journey to Mars.- Pictures retrieved from @HopeMarsMission
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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.
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But just how will the probe bearing the UAE flag reach its orbit?
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Here is how the mission will be accomplished
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A rocket operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) called H-IIA will carry the probe to space.
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The first stage launcher speed would be 34,000km/h.
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Hope Probe will separate from the launch vehicle at 1.51am UAE time — an hour after its launch.
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The solar panels on the probe will be deployed to capture energy that will power its batteries.
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It will cruise at a speed of 121,000km/h.
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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.
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A ground control team in Dubai will take control of the probe after liftoff.
 
 
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