The UAE’s historic Mars Mission with Hope Probe is now expected to be launched sometime between July 20-22 depending on weather conditions.
That’s according to the Dubai Media Office, which said the exact launch date will be confirmed at “a later time”.
.@UAESpaceAgency and @MBRSpaceCentre announce the new launch date for the #UAE Mars Hope Probe is estimated to fall between July 20 and 22, depending on improved weather conditions. The launch time will be disclosed at a later time.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 16, 2020
The mission was postponed twice this week due to unsettled weather conditions at the launch site in Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center. The probe is set to make a seven-month journey to the red planet before orbiting it and sending back data about the atmosphere.
The Probe was initially scheduled to lift off on Wednesday, July 14 (20:51 GMT time), and was later pushed to Friday, July 16 (20:43 GMT time). The team behind the mission has a window until August 3 to launch the probe.