UAE’s Mars Mission Postponed: New launch date declared for Hope Probe

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE’s much-awaited Mars probe launch has been postponed. The Hope probe was set to launch on July 15 at 00.51 UAE time.

According to the latest information the launch will happen at 12.43 AM UAE time on Friday, July 17.

The probe’s planned July 15 launch date marked the opening of the Emirates Mars Mission launch window, which continues to August 13th, 2020. But it is predicted to enter the Martian orbit in February 2021 itself no matter when it launches during this 30-day period.

The probe aims to give a complete image of the Martian environment to the human race. The data collected will be shared around the globe with more than 200 research centers.