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The UAE’s Hope mission is in close proximity to Mars, news that excites scientists
Technoweekly | 06/02/2021 09:00 AM | Click to read full article
The Hope orbiter is arriving at Mars. This uncrewed spacecraft is the United Arab Emirates’ first interplanetary mission and will enter orbit on 9 February, after which it will start to build the most complete picture of the Martian atmosphere we have had.
That preparation is crucial – it will take 11 minutes for a signal from Hope to reach Earth, so the entire operation to enter Mars’s orbit will be on autopilot.