She added that the Hope Probe will begin its historic mission to mars at 00:51:27 after midnight UAE time on Wednesday, 15th July, 2020, from the Tanegashima Space Station in Japan.
The UAE will mark the 50th anniversary of its unification with "Hope", an unmanned spacecraft expected to reach its target in February after being launched on July 15 from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre.
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.
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.
UAE scripted history launching the Hope Probe, the first Arab mission to Mars. A proud moment for the leaders and citizens of the country, but more so for humanity, as it will give vital information to scientists on the Red planet (“Hope Probe launch, UAE makes history with first Arab Mars mission,” July 20, Gulf Today).
The UAE government thanked the media bodies and institutions in the nation, for the distinguished coverage on the successful launch of The Emirates Mars Mission – Hope Probe. It is the first interplanetary mission undertaken by any Arab nation.
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has said that 'Hope Probe' exemplifies the distinctive strategic partnership between the UAE and Japan.