Sunday, February 28, 2021

OR Grabs 20% in “Oh Ka Ju,” Expecting Expansion through Gas Station and Cafe Amazon!

Ms. Jiraphon Kawswat, President and Acting Chief Executive Officer of PTT Oil and Retail Business Public Company Limited (OR), stated that the company, through...

UAE’s Hope Mars Probe Captures Its First-Ever Breathtaking Image of Mars

After the successful arrival of the United Arab Emirates’ Mars probe on the Red Planet on Tuesday, February 9, it has now transmitted the first-ever image it has captured of the planet, which the country says as a “defining moment.”

Hope Mars image

(Photo : Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed / Twitter)
The first-ever image of Mars taken by the Hope Mars orbiter.

First Captured Images of Hope

The breathtaking image captured by the Hope Mars orbiter was shared on social media by UAE Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with a caption saying, “The transmission of the Hope Probe’s first image of Mars is a defining moment in our history and marks the UAE joining advanced nations involved in space exploration. We hope this mission will lead to new discoveries about Mars which will benefit humanity.”

According to ScienceAlert, the events last Tuesday was massive for the UAE or as it’s the first time an Arab nation has reached Mars.

 

Nevertheless, the whole journey was challenging.

In a report by CNBC, experts have estimated that the Martian probe only has a 50% chance of successfully entering the Red Planet’s orbit as half of all the Mars mission has failed before, but after seven months and millions of miles after, the Hope probe was successful in its first major feat.

Hope will be orbiting and studying Mars for a full Martian year, as per the UAE space agency, which is around two years here on Earth.

The goal is to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet, which may help in future missions to Mars.

According to the agency, the first image captured by the Hope probe was taken 25,000 kilometers above the planet’s surface.

It is likely we’ll see more images of Mars from the Hope probe in the near future.

Read More: CaSSIS Mission: Sneak Peak of Mars’ Craters and Canyons as NASA Prepares for Touchdown on Red Planet

Three Martian Visitors

The UAE Mars probe is the first of three Martian visitors to reach the Red Planet this month, which is then followed by China’s Tianwen-1 craft that has shared its first image of Mars last week, a day after Hope successfully arrived on Mars.

The final visitor is the United States’ Perseverance Mars probe, which is expected to land on the Martian surface on Thursday, February 18.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is highly preparing for the landing, especially the “seven minutes of terror” as the spacecraft carrying Perseverance enters the planet’s atmosphere, its descent, and the landing, which would all take seven minutes to complete.

“If there’s one thing we know, it’s that landing on Mars is never easy,” said Marc Etkind, NASA’s associate administrator for communications, in a statement published by the space agency.

Perseverance’s Touchdown

NASA has created an interactive simulation for people who want to know more about the landing, complete with information as to what will happen in each step and is done in real-time.

The space agency also encourages everyone to tune in on the live coverage and landing commentary from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Thursday, February 18, starting at 2:15 PM EST, with the scheduled touchdown happening around 3:55 PM EST.

The coverage is available on NASA’s website, the NASA App, and the agency’s social media accounts.

Related Article: Newly Invented Fusion Rocket Thruster Concept May be Our Ticket to Mars and Beyond!

This article is owned by Tech Times

Written by: Nhx Tingson

ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Latest Posts

Flydubai expands operations to Romania with new route

Supplied Flydubai has announced the launch of flights to Cluj-Napoca in Romania. The airline will operate twice-weekly flights...

China’s making Long March 9, a super-heavy rocket intended for sending humans to the moon and Mars

Space has been in the news as of late and while both the UAE and China had missions arrive at the red planet this...

MBC Group Selects What’s On As New BMS

IP Agile Mindsets February 25th 2021 - 09:15 AM Agile development and DevOps are relatively new concepts for broadcasters. But when I interviewed...

UAE reports 3,025 new Covid-19 cases, 18 deaths

- Advertisement - Out of 195,866 additional Covid-19 tests, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announced 3,025 new Covid-19 cases and 18 new...

Don't Miss

Sharjah replaces water networks in 4 areas at a cost of $8.2mln

SHARJAH - Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA) has started implementing a project to replace the old water networks in 4 regions of...

Join Mahashivratri Celebrations with Sadhguru on March, 11

Singapore 23 Feb, 2021: Isha Foundation will celebrate its 27th Mahashivratri event on March 11, from 8.30 p.m – 8:30 a.m (SGT). The...

ENOC opens Service Station of the Future at Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ENOC Group, the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, unveiled its innovatively designed Service Station...

Experience the city at its best at MOOD Rooftop Lounge

Gather with friends and family to enjoy amazing city views, food, drinks and ambiance at this exotic urban garden...

DUBAI: Enoc unveils service station of the future

Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) marked a major milestone in its plans for Expo 2020 Dubai today with the launch of its ‘Service...

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

%d bloggers like this: