Dubai Crown Prince reviews preparations for Emirates Mars Mission

Dubai Crown Prince reviews preparations for Emirates Mars Mission
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, who is also Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, receives a briefing from the Hope Probe team at the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan. (WAM)
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Updated 09 February 2021

Dubai Crown Prince reviews preparations for Emirates Mars Mission

Dubai Crown Prince reviews preparations for Emirates Mars Mission

DUBAI: The UAE’s conquest of space is in full warp speed as preparations for the Emirates Mars Mission to be launched in July takes off place over a 50-day period.

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, who is also Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, was recently briefed by the Hope Probe team at the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan who are handling preparations for the mission launch.

The successful transfer of the probe from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre to its launch site in Tanegashima Space Centre proved their high level of expertise of young Emirati professionals who work on the project, the Crown Prince was reported by state news agency WAM as saying.

“You lead the future and you represent the UAE’s hopes in the emerging phase. You must transfer your knowledge to other sectors in the country because sharing knowledge and success stories are the heart of this project,” he said.

“We are confident that we can accomplish this mission. In 2021, we will celebrate the success of our mission to Mars along with the 50th anniversary of our Union.”

The UAE sent its first astronaut, Hazza Al-Mansoori, to space on September 25 last year aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-15. Al Mansoori stayed at the International Space Station for eight days before going back in the Emirates to a hero’s welcome.