MBRSC will do round-the-clock shifts for 30 days to record every data the Mars probe generates. A team of Emirati engineers and experts are bracing for Hope probe’s historic liftoff on Wednesday.
The ground team will monitor Hope and take control of the probe. The probe is expected to be separated from its rocket at 1.51 am (an hour after launch) until it reaches the Martian orbit.
The team will ensure if the probe’s solar panels capture enough energy to power the batteries of the probe. The journey is about 493,500,000 km to Mars.
Hope is set for launch and it will take off exactly at 00:51:27 UAE time on Wednesday. All logistical and technical operations have been completed for the launch.
The MBRSC ground control team, headed by Zakareyya Al Shamsi, deputy project manager of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), will be receiving data from Hope’s operation processes, as well as its coordinates. The team will know its exact location and will ensure that every component is working accurately.