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UAE’s First Spacecraft Is To Inspire The World

Posted by Osei Agyemang

The United Arab Emirates has launched a rocket, which is Arab’s first spacecraft to provide a new guidance to its young populace.

The launch has two perspectives to its central goal. As per Farouk El-Baz, a former lunar geologist with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) who serves on the mission’s high-level international Scientific Advisory Council,

  • The first is to inspire the spirit of the UAE and the Arab world, to say, ‘We can do it.’
  • The other is to supplement the scientific information of the US and China, who have also successfully been there.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) considers this to be scientific accomplishment as a return of structure that will yield business benefits.

The country has built its economy on oil; in spite of the fact that it started to broaden before and more enthusiastically than its Gulf neighbors.

They have driven the Arab world to new wildernesses in profound space without precedent for history. As per authorities of the country, the new UAE’s space mission has conveyed a message of expectation and trust in the Arab youth.

All the space program has been the creativity of a young woman, Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, born in 1987, minister of state for advanced technology, who launched it in 2015 with a request on Twitter for people to suggest its name. She serves as chairwoman of the UAE’s space agency and the UAE Council of Scientists as well as minister for advanced technology.

Authorities say the new UAE branding, inclines toward global participation rather than the old generalizations of “support for fanaticism.”

The UAE’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center worked with the University of Colorado, Boulder; Arizona State University; and the University of California, Berkeley, to plan and construct the spacecraft.

It was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan and was impelled by a Japanese rocket. The scientific data from the flight will be shared with over 200 institutions around the globe and will focus on the Martian atmosphere.

The flight makes the UAE just the second country to successfully enter orbit around Mars on the first try (the other was India). The $200 million expedition will last one Martian year, a little under two Earth years. While the mission took just six years to unfold, the UAE’s interest in space exploration dates at least to the 1970s, when El-Baz first visited as a member of the renowned US Apollo team.

Throughout the most recent dozen years, UAE has launched 10 satellites. 18 months ago, it sent a space-explorer to the International Space Station. Presently the UAE proposes to finance an Arab-wide satellite.

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