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Netizens cheer as UAE’s Hope probe successfully enters Mars orbit

UAE’s Hope entered the red planet's orbit after its nearly 7 months, 494 million kilometres journey.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
February 10, 2021 10:59:32 am
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Netizens took to Twitter, showering United Arab Emirates with congratulatory messages after its ‘Hope’ probe successfully entered mars orbit.

Ground controllers at the UAE’s space centre in Dubai rose to their feet and cheered as the unmanned spacecraft named Amal, Arabic for hope, closed in on the planet to send detailed data about its atmosphere and climate.

Hope entered the red planet’s orbit after its nearly 7 months, 494 million kilometres journey.

As part of the celebrations, world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa paid tribute to the engineers who worked on the Hope mission over the past 6 years with a light show.

People across the globe also took to Twitter, sharing words of appreciation for the team, causing #ArabstoMars, #HopeProbe and ‘Congratulations UAE’ to dominate social media trends.

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This is the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission. Two more unmanned spacecraft from the US and China are following close behind, set to arrive at Mars in February.

All three missions were launched in July, taking advantage of the close alignment of Earth and Mars, AP reported.

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