DUBAI: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) participates within the Dubai Airshow 2017, probably the most distinguished and essential aerospace occasions on the planet, which runs from Nov.12 to Nov.16. During the participation, MBRSC will showcase the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope probe mannequin for the primary time, its plan to host the International Astronautical Congress 2020 in Dubai and different programmes launched or led by the Centre underneath the National Space Programme.
Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC, mentioned: “MBRSC’s participation in this edition of Dubai Airshow gives us a valuable opportunity to highlight the National Space Programme, mainly one of its ambitious programmes, the Emirates Mars Mission, which is the first Arab and Muslim project to explore outer space. The Emirates Mars Mission is a project of great importance, as it further boosts the UAE’s presence among the international space community and reflects the country’s vision for science and technology fields development,” he added.
Al Shaibani harbaded that “the participation is an opportunity to meet with major international aerospace companies and institutions, build strong strategic relations as well as discuss the latest developments and rapid changes in the field.”
Al Shaibani identified that the “international space community has increasing confidence in the UAE’s space sector, which appeared in its support to MBRSC’s bid to host the International Astronautical Congress 2020 in Dubai.”
Al Shaibani added: “Our presence at this world-clbad interactive platform specialised in aerospace, underscores the big development of the space sector in the UAE, which has integrated elements and strategic plans for diversified space activities ranging from satellite manufacturing to space exploration for peaceful uses.”
During the Airshow, MBRSC’s engineers will take part in a panel dialogue on the Space Pavilion. Omran Sharaf, Emirates Mars Mission – Hope mission Project Manager at MBRSC, will share his ideas at a panel dialogue titled ‘Global Mars Exploration,’ which is able to focus on preparations for Mars and house exploration, what is going to it take to place Man on Mars, along with what is going to the Emirate Mars Mission imply for international house growth.
Also, Eng. Amel Amin, Nanosatellite Outreach Program Manager at MBRSC, will take part in a panel dialogue underneath the title, Developing Education Systems and Inspiring a New Generation, which is able to spotlight the National Space Programme, native expertise growth, nationwide programmes and establishments, and creating a neighborhood workforce by collaboration and partnerships.
The Emirates Mars Mission – Hope mission is without doubt one of the most distinguished missions to discover Mars, since it’s going to give the primary actually international image of the Martian ambiance. The mission will present the worldwide science group considering learning Mars with new information concerning the Martian ambiance not one of the earlier missions have offered. On the opposite hand, one of many major aims of the mission is to empower nationwide capabilities in house badysis and science, to construct a brand new era of UAE scientists in science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic.
Hope probe can be launched to house mid-2020, and can journey 600 million kilometres to achieve Mars’ orbit by 2021, coinciding with the UAE’s 50th anniversary. The probe weighs 1.5 tonnes and contains three scientific instruments that are the Emirates Exploration imager (EXI), Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS), and Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer (EMIR). The instruments are designed to research why Mars ambiance is shedding hydrogen and oxygen gases, and what the connection is between the decrease and higher ambiance of Mars. The probe will manoeuvre into Mars’ vast elliptic orbit, between 22,000 and 44,000 km away from the Martian floor, enabling the mission to supply the primary international image of how the Martian ambiance modifications all through the day, and between seasons.