Dubai City: The United Arab Emirates has launched its space mission to Venus after a successful Mars mission, and plans to land a spacecraft on the planet in the next decade.
In February this year, the UAE sent a space mission called Hope into Mars orbit, which is still in operation. Following this success, the UAE space agency has expressed its interest in the planet Venus. The mission’s spacecraft will take seven years to complete and a ground test, and will be launched into space in 2028.
Reaching Mars is a little easier while the project is more complex. The spacecraft will first reach Venus, from where it will return to Earth with a gravitational push. From here it will reach the asteroid belt of the solar system. Researching seven planets in this belt, it will land on asteroid 560 560 million km away in 2033. In this way the length of the mission can be estimated. Thus, in total, it will cover a distance of 3.6 billion kilometers.
In the 1960s, the United States, Russia, Japan, and the European Union launched space missions from the Sun to another planet. Experts from the Space Physics Laboratory at the University of Colorado will also play a key role in accomplishing this mission.
Although the role of the University of California cannot be ignored, the UAE Space Agency has provided advanced training to hundreds of young professionals. Since then, two satellites have also been launched into space.
Announcing the plan on Tuesday, UAE Prime Minister and Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “We are keeping our eyes on the stars because there is no limit to our progress and success.” Every spaceflight will create new opportunities for young people on Earth.