UAE's Hope Probe Sends Hundreds of Images of the Red Planet

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 10 March 2021
UAE's Hope Probe Sends Hundreds of Images of the Red Planet

Since February 9, the UAE’s Hope Probe sent science data from Mars, and at least 825 images.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, shared on Twitter on Tuesday, an image of the solar system’s largest volcano.

“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.

The probe has been orbiting around the Red Planet and measuring the level of gases in its atmosphere.

Graphs showing how thermal energy from emitted from the Martian surface interacted with the atmosphere were released by Mars mission team.

The spacecraft will soon move into its science orbit, with two course correction manoeuvres scheduled for March 22 and April 6.

“We have completed 21 orbits of Mars since we arrived at the Red planet on the evening of the 9th of February,” said Omran Al Sharaf, the Mars mission team leader.

“In that time, we’ve been busy calibrating the Hope probe’s three instruments, commissioning and testing the spacecraft’s instrumentation subsystems and using every opportunity to gather data while we’ve been in our capture orbit.”

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