Just last year, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) launched the Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary mission in the history of the Arab World. After a seven-month journey, the ‘Hope Probe’ successfully reached the red planet’s orbit on February 9, 2021. This officially made the UAE the fifth country in global history to reach Mars and second to successfully complete the mission on the first try.
Following this regional milestone, the UAE Space Program has recently set its sights on a new and more ambitious venture. The UAE’s Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai recently took to Twitter to announce the next interplanetary mission will explore Venus and seven asteroids between Mars and Jupiter.