UAE’s Mars Hope probe has been delayed until Friday due to adverse weather reports. Residents were highly excited and waiting for the launch on Wednesday. Social media was flooded with best wishes.
Now, as per the center’s reports, a new launch date has been finalized and the Hope probe will be launched on July 17. The country will witness its first venture to Mars launched at 12.43 am (UAE time) on Friday.
“The UAE Space Agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, have announced a delay of the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe launch due to the weather conditions at the launch site of Tanegashima Island in Japan,” the UAE Government tweeted
The UAE’s space mission, the Arab world’s first interplanetary mission, will launch on Friday July 17, 2020 at 12:43am UAE time (July 16, 2020 at 8:43pm GMT) from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.
— UAEGov (@uaegov) July 14, 2020