Dubai: Hope Probe has been encapsulated contained in the launch car payload of the H-IIA rocket that may carry it to Mars, the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) introduced on Tuesday.
“The encapsulation and mounting of the capsule onto the rocket are key milestones in preparation of this mission and countdown to the launch,” stated Omar Al Shehhi, Launch Staff Lead.
Hope Probe is scheduled for launch from Japan’s Tanegashima House Centre at 00:51.27 (UAE time) on July 15.
“Earlier than the Probe was positioned contained in the capsule, it was lined with thermal sheets to guard it towards the dynamic temperature, stress variations and setting throughout its cruise. The encapsulation course of was overseen by a staff of Emirati engineers on-ground in Japan, together with their Japanese counterparts,” the EMM stated in an announcement.
After the encapsulation, the subsequent step can be to cost the batteries of Hope Probe and set it for take off. There will even be steady useful exams of the spacecraft subsystems, together with electrical energy, communication, altitude management, command and management, propulsion, thermal management and software program techniques.
EMM stated the encapsulated Probe has been transferred to a different constructing the place the rocket [first and the second stage] and the launch pad are positioned.
“The mounting of the spacecraft onto the rocket concerned a radical monitoring of the interface factors, guaranteeing that every one was so as. Subsequently, the Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) and the arming plugs have been firmly sealed,” EMM added.
The staff will proceed to watch and take a look at till the ultimate countdown, which begins 16 hours earlier than the scheduled liftoff.