VIDEO: UAE reschedules Mars Mission launch between July 20 and 22
16 Jul 2020
Hope Probe being readied for launch at the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The government authorities announced the new launch date for the UAE Mars Hope Probe is estimated to fall between July 20 and 22, depending on improved weather conditions. The launch time will be disclosed later.
Due to the persistent thunderstorms and continued unstable weather conditions over the coming days at Tanegashima Island in Japan, the launch date of the Emirates Mars Mission Hope Probe will be between 20 and 22 July.
The launch of the UAE's Hope Probe from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre 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.