As the countdown starts for the launch of the UAE’s first mission to Mars, from the Tanegashima Island in Japan, The Hope Probe is now ready for its 7-month-long journey to the red planet covering 493,500,000km, according to Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC).
South Korea’s space industry and Korea Aerospace Research Institute, KARI, have been closely cooperating in the development of Earth observation satellites with the UAE over the past ten years
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, shared the first image taken by the Hope Probe of Mars from afar.
Representatives from Abu Dhabi Airports greeted the delegation at the VIP Terminal and congratulated them on the successful launch of the Hope probe on 20 July from the Tanegashima launch pad in Japan.
A new launch date for the UAE Hope Probe mission to Mars have been set for Friday July 17, 2020 at 12:43am UAE time.
The United Arab Emirates has postponed the launch of its mission to Mars for a second time due to weather conditions at the launch site in Japan, the government's communications office said on Wednesday.
Space programmes are the gateway to science and talent development and the Emirates Mars Mission will position the UAE at the forefront of the Arab scientific movement, says Hamdan.
The United Arab Emirates has rescheduled the launch of its mission to Mars to a preliminary window between July 20 and July 22, depending on weather conditions at the launch site in Japan, the government's communications office said on Thursday.
The UAE Space Agency and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre have announced the updated launch date and time for UAE Mars Mission on July 20th, 2020 at 01:58 am UAE local time.