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Hope Probe to Enter Science Orbit of Mars

  • Publish date: Sunday، 21 March 2021
Hope Probe to Enter Science Orbit of Mars

The Hope Probe is set to enter the science orbit of the Red Planet on Monday

The goal is to reach an elliptical science orbit of 20,000 km to 43,000 km, where it can then spend two years gathering data.

The probe will fire its thrusters for eight to nine minutes to correct its positioning on March 23, at 1am Gulf Standard Time, the probe will fire its thrusters for eight to nine minutes to correct its positioning.

Hope’s three scientific instruments, the Emirates eXploration Imager (EXI) – a high-resolution camera and an ultraviolet and infrared spectrometer, will capture data.

Last week, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared a video of Olympus Mountain on Mars.

“Olympus Mons… Highest peak in our solar system.. Almost three times the height of Mount Everest. Taken by Hope Probe at 13,000 km above Mars surface,” Sheikh Hamdan wrote.

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