The Emirates Mars mission, known as the Hope Probe, arrived on the Red Planet on Tuesday and successfully entered orbit on its first attempt.
“We hope that this mission will lead to new discoveries on Mars that will benefit humanity,” he added.
The arrival of the spacecraft on Mars made the United Arab Emirates the fifth country in history to reach the Red Planet – and a first for the Arab world.
Hope Probe was one of three Mars missions launched last July, along with NASA’s Perseverance rover, which will land on Mars on February 18, and China’s Tianwen-1, which successfully entered orbit. the planet Wednesday.
Hope will revolve around the planet, Tianwen-1 will orbit and land on the planet, and Perseverance will land on Mars.
All three missions were launched at around the same time due to an alignment between Mars and Earth on the same side of the sun, allowing for more efficient travel to the Red Planet.