The Emirates Mars Mission, the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, on Saturday announced it will enter Mars’ orbit at 7.57pm GST on the Feb.9, 2021.
Omran Sharaf, Project Manager of Emirates Mars Mission, Hope Probe said, “The stage of entering Mars' orbit is completely different from the launch phase, and we have only one opportunity to enter the Hope Probe into Mars orbit on February 9th.
Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday, a move it says will improve its communications infrastructure and internet services and attract investment.
The space agency announced that for the first time the Chinese cargo capsule carrying lunar rocks and soil lifted off from the surface on Thursday, and docked with the orbiter on Sunday morning.
As part of an astro-tourist team poised to make history the four passengers are supposed to embody the opening-up of space to everyone, giving the mission its name: Inspiration4.
The weather seems cooperative and the passengers are raring to go: SpaceX's first space tourists were a picture of calm on Tuesday as they prepared to blast off on a three-day mission to orbit the Earth.