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About mars 2117

Intro

Driven by the passion of UAE’s wise leadership to unveil new knowledge, the Mars 2117 project represents a major ongoing contribution to humanity’s interplanetary endeavours.

In 2017, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Maktoum, directed the MBRSC to lead the country’s ambitious project to build the first human settlement on Mars by 2117, in collaboration with major international space institutions. The Mars 2117 strategy is a part of the UAE space programme. 

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Research & Development

Enabling the UAE’s pioneering role in developing life support systems that would make it possible to live on other planets, and to develop capabilities to gather more information about the surfaces of these planets

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Education

Instilling a culture based on discovery and exploration in future generations of all education levels

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Enablement

Empowering the UAE and the Arab world to contribute to humanity’s efforts on the journey to Mars and beyond by enabling and building capabilities

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Collaboration

Fostering effective partnerships with leading organizations and individuals in order to achieve the programme’s goals.

Mission

To prepare cadres of space scientists and engineers that can enable the UAE to contribute to the development of space travel and planetary settlement capabilities, in particular the establishment of a human colony on the red planet

Vision

To develop scientific and innovative technical capabilities necessary to achieve a sustainable human settlement on Mars.

Objectives

To enable the UAE to contribute to the development of life support systems and solutions for human settlements on other planets, while simultaneously harnessing scientific research to address the challenges of food, water and energy security on Earth

Key Facts

229
MILLION KM

Average distance from sun

23 KM PER SECOND

Overage speed when orbiting Sun

229
Million KM

Average distance from Sun

6,791 KM

Diameter

-63 C

Diameter

2 MILLENNIUM BC

1st record done by egyptian astronomes

2 (PHOBOS & DEIMOS)

Number of satellites

25°

Tilt of axis

95.97% CO2

Atmosphere mostly carbon dioxide, some water vapor

687

Length of a year

24h37m

Lengh of a day

0.375 THAT OF EARTH

Gravity

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The First Colonies

An even bigger step for humanity

We have been reaching out for a long time, and after decades of continuos effort, humanity has once again taken a flag to new soil - the red planet.

The first wave of scientists and researchers to go across took along pods and domes designed on Earth and transported across 16 simultaneous missions from 6 space agencies. These were then used to build the first outpost. Only 9 of those missions catering for building resources reached Arabia Terra successfully and by the year 2039 the first settlement was completed and 74 researchers from all major science fields were able to commence their work on making Mars more hospitable.

There are units dedicated to geology and water exploration, gravity, atmosphere and chemical engineering, soil composure and mining, cosmic radiation and energy harvesting and finally the largest cosmic communication transmitting base located out of planet Earth. For decades, the collective effort of The United Government of Mars and scientists has brought us closer to alter the atmosphere on Mars and generating an oxygen protective layer which will enable humans to walk outdoors without protective gear.

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Outreach

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Space Explorer Camp

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Zero Gravity

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Events

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Space Explorer Camp
  • 5- 1 Aug 2020
Space Explorer Camp

Space Explorer Camp is a leading initiative, launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), to provide young enthusiasts an exceptional experience in space exploration and to help them understand our fascinating planet and the solar system. The Space Explorer Camp will ignite their passion for the universe by providing a unique hands-on experience on space science and technology.

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Young Professionals In Space (YPS) Conference 2019
  • 4- 6 Nov 2019
Young Professionals In Space (YPS) Conference 2019

The MBRSC will host the 4th YPS Conference in 2019. The initiative brings together scientists, engineers and leaders in the space industry from around the world to discuss technical advances, opportunities and emerging space technologies.

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Humans In Space 2019
  • 11- 14 Nov 2019
Humans In Space 2019

Hosted by MBRSC, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) will hold its 22nd Humans in Space (HIS) Symposium at the World Trade Centre in Dubai from 11 – 14 November. This is the first time this event is being hosted in the Middle East and North Africa region, indicating the UAE’s strengthening position in the sector.

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International Astronautical Congress (Iac) 2020
  • 12- 16 Oct 2020
International Astronautical Congress (Iac) 2020

The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is the world’s largest annual space event. MBRSC has participated for several years and has been selected to host the Congress in 2020, providing a valuable global scientific platform and highlighting the development of the space sector in the UAE.

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