Emirates News Agency – Hope Probe rescheduled to launch on July 17

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DUBAI, 14th July, 2020 (WAM) — 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 today 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.

 

WAM/Rasha Abubaker

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