Explained: What is Hope spacecraft?

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News:The United Arab Emirates has used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft which will be launched in July,2020.

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About HOPE:

  • HOPE Spacecraft is also known as the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM).It will be Arab world’s first spacecraft to Mars.
  • Aim:To collect information on Mars and meteorological layers.It also seeks to study the causes of loss of hydrogen and oxygen gases from the upper layer of the Martian atmosphere.
  • The mission will become the first space exploration programme to take a picture of the Mars atmosphere.