Launch To Mars Of A Launch Vehicle With The UAE's Al Amal Space Probe Was Postponed Due To Weather
The launch to Mars of the h-IIA carrier rocket with the UAE's Al Amal space probe ("Hope") from the Japanese island of Tanegashima, scheduled for July 15, was postponed due to adverse weather conditions, according to the corresponding message published on the official page of the UAE government on Twitter.
"The UAE Space Agency, together with the Mohammed bin Rashid Space center and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Corporation, announced that the launch of the Hope was delayed due to weather conditions, the report said. The first Arab interplanetary mission will take place on Friday, July 17, at 00:43 UAE time.
The mission of the first Arab interplanetary spacecraft is to study the Martian atmosphere and climate. The probe is expected to reach Mars in 2021 when the UAE will celebrate its 50th anniversary.