The Hope Probe, in its evolving space sector, is the United Arab Emirates’ most ambitious new leap forward. It represents the United Arab Emirates’ overall vision of accelerating research, technological progress and diversifying the economy of this small yet oil-rich country. The project marks a new chapter for a region of the world, with a rich history of technological exploration for erudite Emirati and political personalities. We know Arabs love to link things with their heritage and their past but hopefully means the future. This suggests that it seeks to turn away from conflict and rather focus on human and economic progress. Emirati leaders aim to encourage a new wave of young Arabs to pursue careers in science by focusing on space exploration and fostering competition
The first UAE mission to Mars arrived on the Red Planet on Tuesday and officially went into orbit on its first attempt. The mission was one of three that launched to Mars from Earth in July, including NASA’s Perseverance Rover and China’s Tianwen-1 mission. Hope will orbit the planet, Tianwen-1 will orbit the planet and land on it, and Perseverance will land on Mars. The three missions started simultaneously because of the alignment between Mars and Earth, on the same side of the sun, making the journey to Mars successfully. Hope is the first of those missions to arrive at Mars; Tianwen-1 is expected to arrive on February 10 and Perseverance on February 18. in a region facing multiple challenges.