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Monday, July 20, 2020

UAE successfully launches Mars probe aboard Japanese H-IIA rocket


UAE successfully launches Mars probe aboard Japanese H-IIA rocket


Article Excerpt: "... The United Arab Emirates has succeeded with the initial stage of its first ever Mars mission, thanks to the launch of an H-IIA rocket built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on Sunday. The rocket carried the Al Amal (Hope) Probe for the UAE, a Mars orbiter that is set to arrive at the red planet by February 2021, and spend a Martian year (687 days) on orbit around Mars collecting data about its atmosphere..."


Reference: techcrunch.com