It’s confirmed, the Emirates Mars Mission will launch its Hope Probe” on Tuesday July 14th from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan at 00:51:27 UAE Time on 15 July [20:51 GMT], marking a very important milestone as part of the promising Emirati project to explore the Red Planet. The team, consisting of 200 engineers, experts and researchers, spent the past six years preparing for this moment and ensured that all scientific as well as logistical preparations to control the Probe mission were successfully completed. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Emirates Mars Mission was created to accelerate the development of the UAE’s space sector, education and science community. Led by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) under the supervision of the UAE Space Agency, the mission will send the Mars Hope probe will enter the orbit of Mars by February 2021. It will eventually build the first full picture of Mars’ climate throughout the Martian year.
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We’re on track for our July launch now. Mitigation planning and early action, along with the support of our partners and the Japanese Government, saved the day – the whole operation was basically a race against the clock and Covid-19 to ensure we managed to have the spacecraft at Tanegashima ready for its July/August launch window to Mars,” said EMM Mission lead Omran Sharaf.