The UAE's Hope Probe team received a special welcome when they landed at the Abu Dhabi International Airport today.
Representatives from Abu Dhabi Airports greeted the delegation at the VIP Terminal and congratulated them on the successful launch of the Hope Probe on July 20 from the Tanegashima launch pad in Japan.
مطار أبوظبي الدولي يستقبل وفد وكالة الإمارات للفضاء المشارك في إطلاق مسبار الأمل لدى عودته من اليابان على متن رحلة طيران الاتحاد القادمة من مطار هانيدا الدولي. pic.twitter.com/bsyowr47wS— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) July 24, 2020
"The successful development and launch of the Hope Probe is the result of our visionary leadership’s commitment to empowering our talented youth, investing in aerospace technology, and realising the ambition of our nation’s late Founding Father who recognised the transformational potential of the space and aviation industries," said Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports.
The Probe is expected to reach the Mars orbit in February 2021 coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the UAE.