The Hope Probe launches the 6th package of data in early January | News portal

  • 2.5 terabytes of information and notes uploaded globally

Dubai: Yamama Badwan

The Emirates Mars Exploration Project, the “Probe of Hope”, is preparing to launch the sixth package of data and observations of the Red Planet, in early January 2023, through the information center platform of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, in confirmation of the UAE’s commitment to sharing this valuable scientific data with the scientific community. around the world for free, in order to help scientists, researchers and those interested in space sciences understand the phenomena and interactions that occur in the atmosphere of Mars, where the data is published in quarterly batches, that is, every 3 months.

And with the launch of the sixth package, the “Probe of Hope” completes its primary mission in mapping the atmosphere of Mars, after spending a Martian year “two terrestrial years” studying the atmosphere of the red planet, where a special session will be held on the scientific results of the mission in the “European Union of Sciences.” Earth,” to share summaries that include my findings using Emirates Mars Exploration Project data,

Since its arrival in the orbit of the Red Planet on February 9, 2021, the Hope probe was able to provide information with a total amount of about 1.2 terabytes, within 5 batches of high-quality data and images, as well as recording new discoveries of climatic phenomena on the Red Planet. With the interest of the scientific community and astronomy enthusiasts from all over the world, knowing that the size of the downloaded data reached 2.5 terabytes.

dust movement

And last October, the Emirates Mars Exploration Project provided the fifth package of 236.8 gigabytes of images and data with a size of 236.8 gigabytes, which covered the period between March 1 and May 31, 2022, and included specialized scientific observations to study the movement of dust. Detected by the Digital Reconnaissance Camera, and new observations by the Ultraviolet Spectrometer of the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere, made about once a week, they are a high-resolution stare in wavelength terms of the Martian disk.

At the beginning of last August, the project announced the provision of the fourth package of data amounting to 118.5 gigabytes, as it provided a new set of scientific observations related to the Martian atmosphere, most notably the monitoring of ultraviolet spectrometers, solar energy particles and galactic cosmic rays, through an experiment. He conducted it by observing what the device captured when it was closed, and the digital exploration camera was able to take special high-resolution images by monitoring the movement of dust.

Clouds forming

In early April, the project published the third package of 29 gigabytes of data collected by the probe between September 1 and November 30, 2021, which contributes to helping experts and scientists expand their understanding of climate change on the Red Planet. Especially since the digital exploration camera monitored 9 photos on November 22, 2021, with the aim of studying the movement of winds, observing the phenomenon of cloud formation, and the movement of dust storms.

In early February, the Emirates Mars Exploration Project provided the second package of scientific data, amounting to 76.5 GB of unmodified data, from May 23 to August 31, 2021.

And in early October of last year 2021, the project provided the first package of scientific data, amounting to 110 gigabytes, which was collected by the three scientific devices of the probe during the period between February 9 and May 22, 2021, and during the first 10 days of publishing and making this data available. For the scientific community around the world and those interested in space science, 2 terabytes of information have been uploaded from the Scientific Data Center on the Emirates Mars Exploration Project website, of which 1.5 terabytes are in the form of data from the exploration camera.

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