The craft launched a repeat of the docking manoeuvres after the failure of the first attempt, which had been scheduled to take place at 0530 GMT, the agencies said.
The Emirates Mars Mission, has detailed seven strategic objectives of the 'Hope Probe,' including acquiring human knowledge, enhancing the UAE’s capacities and promoting international cooperation, in addition to collecting data and achieving the mission’s scientific outcomes.
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 Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre announced on Saturday that the members of the CrewOne, which will include two persons participating in the UAE Analog Mission, would be revealed soon. The 8-month mission will be conducted in a ground-based analog facility in Moscow (Institute of Biomedical Research – the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow).
The Japanese firm ispace conceded on Wednesday its ambitious attempt to become the first company to land on the moon had ended in failure, but pledged to move ahead with new missions.
Christina Koch, a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, will be a mission specialist on next year's Artemis II flight around the Moon.
Rayyanah Barnawi, a breast cancer researcher, will become the first Saudi woman to voyage into space and will be joined on the mission by fellow Saudi Ali Al-Qarni, a fighter pilot.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said additional resources were required to deal with the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to another diplomat, Russia is one of the only Security Council members that has raised concerns about renewing authorization for the Operation Irini high seas inspection mission when it expires on June 10.