Dubai: The first space mission in the history of the Arab countries will reach the orbit of the planet Mars on Tuesday.
According to a report by a foreign news agency, the UAE’s ‘Hope’ space mission will reach the planet Mars this month before the Chinese and American spacecraft.
In the past, the United States, India, the former Soviet Union, and the European Space Agency have been able to reach the red planet Mars.
In July last year, the UAE, the United States, and China launched space missions at a time when Mars is very close to Earth.
If the mission is successful, the UAE will be the fifth country to reach Mars, while China will be the sixth country to reach Mars after the UAE.
The Hope mission will orbit Mars for 687 days after reaching its destination.
Imran Sharaf, project manager of the UAE space mission, said it was a great honor for the country that the UAE would be the first country to reach Mars this year.
“All countries are working together to reach space and the UAE is not in any race,” he said.
The purpose of the Hope space mission is to assess the weather conditions on the planet Mars and to include the settlement of humans on Mars over the next 100 years.
Three scientific instruments will be used to monitor the temperature of Mars, and temperature information will begin to reach Earth in September this year.