UAE Mars mission launches from Japan

Credit: Deutsche Welle- Published on July 19, 2020
A UAE space probe aboard a Japanese rocket has blasted off to begin its seven-month journey to the Red Planet. The Arab world's first interplanetary mission aims to collect data about the Martian atmosphere and climate.

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Published on July 19, 2020 -  01:00
Japanese rocket carrying UAE Mars probe ready for launch
A Japanese H-IIA rocket carrying a United Arab Emirates Mars spacecraft has been placed on the launch pad for Monday’s scheduled liftoff for the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission, officials said.The launch of the orbiter – named Amal, or Hope – from Tanegashima Space Centre on a small southern Japanese island was initially scheduled for last Wednesday but was delayed due to bad weather in the region.

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