The United Arab Emirates will be able to boast about the start of Mars research in a few days. The device is to send up to 1 terabyte of data to Earth. Their spacecraft / orbiter called Hope will usher in a new era in space exploration. This is a special moment for this country. He will join the elite group of the richest who can afford such ventures.
The UAE dreams of conquering space. It will be the Red Planet for a good start, and then it will be time for asteroids and space mining. Billions of dollars in oil cannot be wasted. It is worth adding that recently this country has sent an astronaut on board the International Space Station for the first time in history.
The launch of the Hope mission took place on July 20 from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. The UAE authorities have decided that the project will WORLDWIRE carried out by the Japanese JAXA using the H-2A missile. The mission is a great event, because in addition to the first cosmic steps of this country, it is also a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates.
The orbiter's task will be to collect basic data on the functioning of the residual atmosphere of this fascinating planet. Scientists want to learn more about changes in methane and oxygen concentrations and solve the mystery of atmosphere loss. The device is expected to enter orbit in two days (09/02). The UAE has long had very ambitious plans for Mars and does not hide them at all.
As you probably guessed, it's about colonizing and building a big city there. According to initial plans, it is to take shape after 2100. It may seem like a fairy tale, but no one in the world has such financial resources as Arabs, and the determination to implement their most futuristic plans.
The UAE recently launched its first ever astronaut on board the International Space Station, and will soon do so again. The country is also planning to build its small station and even hospital complexes in Earth and Martian orbit. They will take care of the health of the first colonizers of both these facilities. It may seem like a fiction now, but in a few decades we will slowly get to the agenda.