Weather postpones Hope Probe launch to July 17

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 15 July 2020: 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 UAE Space Agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, made the announcement following a decision to delay the mission earlier yesterday due to bad weather conditions.

The UAE’s space mission – the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission – will launch on Friday July 17, 2020 at 12:43am UAE time (July 16, 2020 at 8:43pm GMT) from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan, said Wam.

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Dubai Gazette