UAW Hope Mission Mars Launch
The United Arab Emirates successfully launched its first mission to Mars early on Monday, as the Hope Probe blasted off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center at 1:58 a.m. UAE time / 6:58 a.m. Japanese time Monday on a seven-month journey to the red planet. Once the probe arrives, it wil orbit the planet and then send back data about the atmosphere. Read more for two videos, including a livestream, and additional information.

The $200-million Emirates Mars Mission aims to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere for the first time by studying daily and seasonal changes. UAE announced the initial plans bsck in 2014 and launched a National Space Program in 2017 to develop local expertise. Taking it one step further, the team announced an ambitious plan to build a Mars settlement by 2117. However, to develop and build the Hope Probe, Emiratis and Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) partnered with U.S. educational institutions.

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