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

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

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