As countries around the world battle the Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed many lives, United Arab Emirate, UAE has announced the successful transfer of first Regional Mars probe.
The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the transfer in a post via his Twitter handle where he posted photos about the transfer.
According to him, the regional mars probe was transferred from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai during an eighty-three-hour operation.
UAE To Launch 1st Regional Mars Probe
He said “We proudly announce the successful transfer of the first Regional Mars probe from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai to the launch site on Tanegashima island in Japan, in an 83-hour operation under the supervision of a team of Emirati engineers.
In another tweet, the Prime Minister said, the project is aimed at sending a message of hope to the future generation.
“The Hope Probe represents a turning point for the Arab and Islamic world in the space sector. Reaching Mars is not only a scientific goal; it also sends a message to our future generation that we are capable and nothing is impossible with hope
“Despite global flight suspensions & health precautions, our engineers are working according to schedule to complete the region’s top space science project. The probe was developed in 6 years, less than the usual global period of 10, and at half the cost. We aim to launch in July.
The Mars program was a series of uncrewed spacecraft launched by the Soviet Union between 1960 and 1973.