Countdown Started for First Arab Mission to Space



Hope Probe will provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere.
  • Understand climate dynamics and the global weather map through characterizing the lower atmosphere of Mars
  • Explain how the weather changes the escape of Hydrogen and Oxygen through correlating the lower atmosphere conditions with the upper atmosphere
  • Understand the structure and variability of Hydrogen and Oxygen in the upper atmosphere, as well as identifying why Mars is losing them into space


  • To Improve the quality of life on Earth by pushing our limits to make new discoveries
  • To encourage global collaboration in Mars exploration To demonstrate leadership in space research
  • To build Emirati capabilities in the field of interplanetary exploration
  • To build scientific knowledge because a sustainable, future-proof economy is a knowledge-based economy
  • To Inspire future Arab generations to pursue space science
  • To establish the UAE’s position as a beacon of progress in the region




Three stat-of-the-art science instruments have been designed to study the different aspects of the Martian atmosphere.

EMIRS: Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer

  • Studies the lower atmosphere of the red planet in the infrared band
  • Measures the global distribution of dust, ice clouds, water vapours, and temperature profiles
  • Provides the linkages from the lower to the upper atmosphere in conjunction with EMUS and EXI observations

EXI: Emirates Exploration Imager

  • Studies the lower atmosphere of the red planet in visible and ultraviolet bands.
  • Captures high-resolution images of Mars
  • Measures the optical depth of water ice in the atmosphere
  • Measures the column abundance of ozone
  • Provides visible images of Mars during atmosphere

EMUS: Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer

  • Detects ultraviolet wavelength
  • Determines the abundance and variability of carbon monoxide and oxygen in the thermosphere on sub-seasonal timescales
  • Calculates the three-dimensional structure and variability of oxygen and hydrogen in the exosphere
  • Measures the relative changes in the thermosphere


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