Emirati men watch the launch of the “Amal” or “Hope” space probe at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai. Photo: AP Photo
Emirati men watch the launch of the “Amal” or “Hope” space probe at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai. Photo: AP Photo
Space

First Arab space mission to Mars launches from Japan

  • The Hope probe is expected to reach Mars’ orbit in February 2021, marking the 50th anniversary of the UAE, an alliance of seven emirates
  • Two other Mars missions are planned in the coming days by the US and China, but the UAE one will not land on the Red Planet

Emirati men watch the launch of the “Amal” or “Hope” space probe at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai. Photo: AP Photo
Emirati men watch the launch of the “Amal” or “Hope” space probe at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai. Photo: AP Photo
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