United Arab Emirates launches mission to Mars

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News: The United Arab Emirates has launched its Emirates Mars mission from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center.

Facts:

  • HOPE Spacecraft or Emirates Mars Mission: It is a Mars mission launched by the United Arab Emirates.It is also the first interplanetary mission for the Arab World.
  • Aim
    • To search for the connection between current martian weather and the ancient climate of Mars.
    • To study the loss mechanisms of Mars’ atmosphere to space by tracking the behavior and escape of hydrogen and oxygen and 
    • Create a global picture of how the martian atmosphere varies throughout the day and year.