Gulf Today|July 11, 2020
Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and Science Lead of the Emirates Mars Mission, stated that the UAE creates opportunities for its citizens before they even dream of them, noting that this should encourage everyone to work hard to reinforce the country’s leadership and preserve its overall achievements.
She added that the Hope Probe will begin its historic mission to Mars at 00:51:27 after midnight UAE time on Wednesday, 15th July, 2020, from the Tanegashima Space Station in Japan.
During a remote media interview, Al Amiri revealed that the probe’s scientific mission is expected to start in April 2021, and the mission’s team currently works 12 hours per day. The mission is a journey filled with challenges since its launch six years ago, as well as knowledge and learning, she added.
She thanked the UAE’s leadership on behalf of the Probe team for giving them this unique opportunity and noted that they are all proud to be part of the project, and explained that the design of a satellite to explore Mars was not easy, and their challenges increased as they progressed.
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July 11, 2020