First Image of Mars as the United Arab Emirates launched the hope orbiter on 19th July 2020. This hope spacecraft entered orbit around the Red planet last week. Two spacecraft have already entered orbit around Mars. China’s Tianwen-1 got there on Feb 10 and the other spacecraft is called HOPE.
The United Arab Emirates made history by sliding the Al Amal (Hope) spacecraft into Martian orbit. The first-ever Arab interplanetary mission has launched images of the Red planet. The image is captured from a distance of 15,500 miles (25,000 kilometers). The probe camera is officially known as Emirates eXploration Imager (EXI).
The first image of Mars shows some of the important features of the moon. The Olympus Mons is seen clearly in the picture. Olympus Mons is the biggest volcano in the solar system. The three shield volcanoes in a line are Ascraeus Mons, Pavonis Mons, and Arsia Mons. Look east, to the limb of the planet, and you can see the mighty canyon system, Valles Marineris.
This mission gives the most complete picture of the Martian atmosphere. This mission is known as Al Amal. The aircraft Hop nearly travelled 200 days to travel. Hope became the first of three spacecraft to arrive at the Red Planet this month after China and the US also launched missions