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The Hope probe is entering its scientific orbit around Mars today

The Hope probe is entering its scientific orbit around Mars today
The Hope probe is entering its scientific orbit around Mars today

The UAE mission to explore Mars begins today, the stage of entering the scientific orbit of the red planet, while this comes after the completion of the standard processes and all tests for all probe devices after entering the capture orbit.

Of the current scientific orbit, and the upcoming “start of operations”It is imperative that the scientific orbit of the probe be elliptical, as the duration of one cycle around the Red Planet takes about 40 hours in this penultimate stage of the probe’s flight, and it will be able to perform its planned scientific tasks, at an altitude of 1000 km above the surface of Mars and at a distance of 49,380 km From him, according to the statementAfter the scientific orbit phase is completed, the Hope probe begins the last phase, which is the “start of the scientific mission”, in which the “Hope probe” takes an elliptical orbit around Mars at an altitude ranging from 20,000 to 43,000 km, in which the probe takes 55 hours to complete a full orbit around Mars, and the devices will monitor The advanced technology carried by the probe in the scientific stage is everything related to how the weather of Mars changes throughout the day and between the seasons of the Martian year, in addition to studying the reasons for the disappearance of hydrogen and oxygen gases from the upper layer of the Martian atmosphere, which constitute the basic units for the formation of water molecules, as well as investigating the relationship between The lower and upper layers of the atmosphere, observing weather phenomena, such as dust storms, and temperature changes, as well as the diversity of climate patterns according to its varied topography.

The probe will continue its mission for a full Martian year (687 Earth days), extending until April 2023, to ensure that the three scientific devices that the probe carries on board monitor all the required scientific data that humans have not previously reached about the climate of Mars, and the mission of the probe may extend for a year.

Another Martian, if needed, to gather more data and uncover more secrets about the red planetThe probe succeeded in capturing the first image of Mars the day after it reached the capture orbit, from an altitude of about 25 thousand kilometers above the surface of the Red Planet, while the ground station at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center follows the movement of the probe first in order to continue its next missions, as daily contact with the station has been scheduled.

The floor, which enables the work team to carry out the operations of downloading the chain of command and data of the various operations in an organized manner in the coming periodAccurate images The Hope probe captured the first image of Mars via the EXI digital exploration camera, which is a digital camera dedicated to capturing high-resolution color images of the planet Mars, and is also used to measure ice and ozone in the lower layer of the atmosphereThe camera is one of the successful innovations designed specifically to achieve the goals of the probe in studying the atmosphere of the red planet.

In addition to this image, the “Hope Probe” will collect more than 1000 gigabytes of new data on Mars, to be deposited as a scientific data center in the UAE, and the scientific team will The project is indexed and analyzedThe EXI digital exploration camera is one of 3 advanced scientific devices carried by the Hope Probe to study the planet Mars, and to transmit a comprehensive picture of its climate and the various layers of its atmosphere, which would provide a deep understanding of the atmospheric processes of the planet Mars, and it is a multi-wavelength radiation camera, capable of To capture 12-megapixel images while maintaining the radiative gradient necessary for detailed scientific analysisThe camera consists of two lenses, one for ultraviolet rays and the other for color spectra, that are used to take pictures with clear details of Mars

The Hope probe is entering its scientific orbit around Mars today
The Hope probe is entering its scientific orbit around Mars today

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