Ministry of Cabinet Affairs - Prime Minister’s Office

2015/5/7 19:35


AsiaNet 60406(0603)

【ドバイ(アラブ首長国連邦)2015年5月7日JBN共同通信】アラブ初の火星探査計画とその科学的目標が初めて明らかにされた。「Hope(希望)」と名づけられた「Emirates Mars Mission(首長国火星探査)」計画は、人類初の“赤い惑星”大気の統合モデルを生み出す。



Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum副大統領兼首相(ドバイ首長)は「Emirates Mars Missionは人類の知識に大きく寄与する。アラブ文明の一里塚であり、未来世代のための真の投資である。この探査は、よりよき未来を希求する若いアラブ人数百万人の希望を象徴するものだ」と語った。



赤い惑星を巡る探査は少なくとも2023年まで継続され、場合によって2025年まで延長される。それは1000 GB以上のデータを送り返し、アラブ首長国連邦(UAE)の研究チームが分析、多数の宇宙専門家のために200を超える世界の研究所にも自由に共有される。

Emirates Mars Missionは地球に大きな伝説を置いていく。このミッションが100%首長国チームによって計画・運営されるためである。かくして、それはアラブの科学者、エンジニア新世代の触媒、成長する科学・宇宙部門のアンカープロジェクトの役を果たすよう工夫されている。


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UAE Unveils Mission Plan for the First Arab Space Probe to Mars


DUBAI, UAE, May 7, 2015 /PRN=KYODO JBN/ --

The blueprints and science goals for the first Arab mission to Mars have been

revealed for the first time. The Emirates Mars Mission probe, named "Hope",

will create mankind's first integrated model of the Red Planet's atmosphere.

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The unmanned probe will leave Earth in 2020 on a mission designed to complement

the science work of other missions and fill important gaps in human knowledge.

Its unique orbits and instruments produce entirely new types of data on Martian

climate dynamics to be shared with the global science community.

"The Emirates Mars Mission will be a great contribution to human knowledge, a

milestone for Arab civilisation, and a real investment for future generations.

This probe represents hope for millions of young Arabs looking for a better

future," said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice

President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

This data will enable scientists to build the first truly holistic models of

the Martian atmosphere. Such models may help the global Mars science community

to unlock more mysteries of the Red Planet, such as why its atmosphere has been

decaying into space to the point that it is now too thin for liquid water to

exist on the surface.

Besides deepening human knowledge about Mars, the climate models will help

scientists understand changes in Earth's atmosphere over millions of years. The

data will also help researchers evaluate the atmospheres of thousands of newly

discovered planets far across the galaxy, to determine which have an atmosphere

capable of supporting life.

The probe will orbit the Red Planet until at least 2023, with an option to

extend the mission until 2025. It will send back more than 1000 GB of data to

be analysed by research teams in the UAE, and shared freely with more than 200

institutions worldwide for the benefit of thousands of space specialists.

The Emirates Mars Mission will leave behind a major legacy on Earth, because

the mission is being planned and managed in the UAE by a 100% Emirati team. In

this way it is designed as a catalyst for a new generation of Arab scientists

and engineers, and as an anchor project for the growing science and space


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed announced that the probe would be called "Hope", a

name chosen after the Arab world was invited to submit suggestions in a public


SOURCE: Ministry of Cabinet Affairs - Prime Minister’s Office