UAE aims to launch Mars mission on July 20 - Dubai Media Office

The launch of the UAE’s Hope Probe from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center has been delayed twice due to unsettled weather

  
Hope Probe spacecraft was encapsulated within the payload fairing ahead of its liftoff from the Tanegashima Space Centre (TNSC) in Japan on 15 July 2020. All testing & checks leading to the full launch & mission-readiness are currently being carried out. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Hope Probe spacecraft was encapsulated within the payload fairing ahead of its liftoff from the Tanegashima Space Centre (TNSC) in Japan on 15 July 2020. All testing & checks leading to the full launch & mission-readiness are currently being carried out. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

DUBAI  - The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it would launch its mission to Mars on July 20, depending on weather conditions at the launch site in Japan, Dubai's media office said on Twitter.

The launch of the UAE’s Hope Probe from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center has been delayed twice due to unsettled weather. The probe is set to make a seven-month journey to the red planet before orbiting it and sending back data about the atmosphere.

(Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; Editing by Alison Williams) ((Hadeel.AlSayegh@thomsonreuters.com; +971566883310;))


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