Rocket with UAE's Mars probe rolled out to launch pad

Credit: Khaleej Times- Published on July 19, 2020
After being delayed twice due to foul weather in Japan, the probe is scheduled to take off at 1.58am on Monday.
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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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