The Emirates Mars Mission Hope Probe, which is scheduled to launch on July 17, will be the first probe to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere and its layers when it reaches the red planet’s orbit in 2021.
It will help answer key questions about the global Martian atmosphere and the loss of hydrogen and oxygen gases into space over the span of one Martian year.
The aim of the Hope Probe is to understand the climate dynamics and the global weather map through characterising the lower atmosphere of Mars.
The mission will hope to explain how the weather changes the escape of Hydrogen and Oxygen through correlating the lower atmosphere conditions with the upper atmosphere.
The launch will be broadcast on www.emm.ae/live. The probe is being launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan at 12:43 am on July 17, marking an important milestone as part of the promising Emirati project to explore the Red Planet.