January 20, 2022

UAE will send spacecraft to visit Venus and land on an asteroid

UAE will send spacecraft to visit Venus and land on an asteroid
UAE will send spacecraft to visit Venus and land on an asteroidUAE will send spacecraft to visit Venus and land on an asteroid
Spacecraft and asteroid

The United Arab Emirates plans to visit an asteroid

McNabb/UAE Space Agency

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is sending a mission to visit the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, via a stop off at Venus.

This mission is intended to build on the success of the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), which consisted of an orbiter called Hope that entered orbit around Mars in February this year and is expected to continue observing our planetary neighbour until 2023.

“When we embarked on the Emirates Mars Mission, we took on a six-year …