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#1 2020-07-07 10:44:20

tahanson43206
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Hope Mission to Mars from United Arab Emirates

The article at the link below reports on three missions to Mars currently planned for launch in the current (2020) window.

Because this is the first attempt by any Arab nation, this new topic will allow for updates as it proceeds.

Hopefully, like India's first attempt, this one will be successful on the first attempt.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/three-mars-m … 20774.html

The Chinese mission is described in more detail than I have seen previously.

The mission includes a lander, which would put China in the elite club of Mars landers if it succeeds.

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#2 2020-07-19 18:20:48

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Re: Hope Mission to Mars from United Arab Emirates

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#3 2020-07-19 19:42:46

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Re: Hope Mission to Mars from United Arab Emirates

UAE have a plan to build a million person city on Mars.

This is essentially a religious mission to prove that Sharia law applies across the whole solar system.


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#4 2020-07-19 19:53:58

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Re: Hope Mission to Mars from United Arab Emirates

For SpaceNut ... thanks for posting the announcement of the successful launch.

Here is another version of the report ...
https://www.yahoo.com/news/uae-launches … 20621.html

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#5 2021-02-08 21:58:25

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Re: Hope Mission to Mars from United Arab Emirates

New era of Mars exploration begins as craft nears Red Planet

Part of the mars orbiting is that its going to burn the engines for 27 minutes to slow the satelite down to get it where it needs to be for orbital insertion.


UAE's 'Hope' probe to be first in trio of Mars missions

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#6 2022-11-30 20:18:33

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Re: Hope Mission to Mars from United Arab Emirates

While this is not a mars flight it is for the nation of UAE a flight of importance. SpaceX grounds Falcon 9 carrying first private lunar lander
carrying a lunar lander and rover built by a private Japanese aerospace company and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency rover to the Moon,

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#7 2023-03-24 13:49:22

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Re: Hope Mission to Mars from United Arab Emirates

China loses UAE as partner for Chang’e-7 lunar south pole mission
https://spacenews.com/china-loses-uae-a … e-mission/

An agreement for a United Arab Emirates’ rover to fly on China’s Chang’e-7 lunar mission has apparently been hit by U.S. export control rules.

China and the UAE signed a memorandum of understanding in September 2022 for the Rashid II rover to fly on lander of the multi-spacecraft Chang’e-7 mission. 

However, that agreement has fallen foul of the U.S. government’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), according to a report from the South China Morning Post, citing anonymous sources. 

ITAR prohibits the sale or export of a list of components, technologies and software classified as defense-related on grounds of national security issues. The rules apply to all US citizens and businesses, as well as foreign companies and individuals that have access to items of U.S.-origin designated under ITAR.

Conversely, the UAE’s Rashid I rover recently entered lunar orbit aboard a Japanese commercial moon lander. The HAKUTO-R Mission 1 launched in December on a SpaceX Falcon 9.

The export control rules aim to restrict access of certain actors including China to sensitive U.S.-made components, impacting China’s role in the international launch market and impacting cooperation.

Components developed to be ITAR-free have allowed entities in China and Europe to collaborate, while China has also looked to deliver turnkey space solutions—providing launch, spacecraft, ground support and so on—to lesser developed nations in order to avoid the barriers of ITAR. 

The regulations have also been perceived to hit U.S. companies which have also been cautious of violating sometimes nebulous ITAR controls.

Rumors that the partnership had ended had appeared on Chinese social media in recent weeks. No official comment has been made. 

China recently worked to grow cooperation with emerging space nations including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. 

The development, if confirmed, would be a blow to China’s efforts to attract partners for its lunar exploration plans.

China is working towards constructing an International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) in the 2030s, with the Chang’e-7 and Chang’e-8 missions touted as a basic model for the plan.

Further complicating the issue is Russia’s founding participation in the ILRS project. Chinese officials presented opportunities for international participation on Chang’e-7 and other lunar and deep space missions at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Paris last September. The officials did so however without mentioning Russia as a partner, with the country facing international isolation in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine.

Opportunities to join Chang’e-7 were reiterated at meetings of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in February this year, with 10 kilograms of payload available on the Chang’e-7 lander, with a further 15 kg aboard the orbiter. The loss of the Rashid II rover means a further 10 kilograms will be once again available on the lander.

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