Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “UAE’s Spacecraft Enters Martian Orbit After Seven-Month Trip” – below is their description.
The United Arab Emirates’ Hope spacecraft entered Martian orbit, making it the fifth agency to successfully reach the red planet’s gravitational zone.
The probe arrived at 7:57 p.m. UAE time on Tuesday, according to a statement issued after confirmation reached Earth. That followed the most critical half-hour in its seven-month journey, requiring a deceleration to just 18,000 kilometers per hour (11,185 miles per hour) from 121,000 kph and a reliance on autonomous self-correcting systems.
“The Martian insertion sequence went exactly as planned, to the dot,” Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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