The UAE's 3U CubeSat was launched on the Russian Soyuz missile from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia on September 28, 2020.
UAE Space Projects
The lunar rover is set to be manufactured in 2022, while preliminary experiments and tests of the prototype are expected to start in 2023.
The satellite will orbit the Earth collecting data on greenhouse gas concentrations and monitor the occurrence of red tide algae in the Arabian Gulf.
The new satellite is scheduled to reach the orbit in November, one month after its launch.
On September 25, 2019, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori embarked on the eight-day mission onboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-15.
Under the new partnership, Emirati astronauts Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi will undergo specialised training at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Hope Probe is travelling at a cruise speed of 121,000km/hour, but it will reduce its speed to 18,000km/hour as it gets closer to Mars.
The space centre also revealed that women comprised 70% of the team behind the UAE Astronaut Programme, which gave the UAE its first Emirati astronaut.
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The probe is expected to reach its scheduled Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI) in February 2021.
The Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI) of the Hope probe is scheduled to take place early in February 2021.
The satellite will be the first project of AIT Centre being built by Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun with Airbus and the NSSTC.