UAE's Mars Hope probe launch postponed until Friday

The mission has a launch window that extends through August 13

 The highly anticipated launch of the UAE’s Hope Probe to Mars has been postponed as a result of inclement weather, it was announced on Tuesday.

In a Tweet, the UAE government said that “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 Space Agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, 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.— UAEGov (@uaegov) July 14, 2020

A new launch date for the Hope Probe to Mars was announced, and it will now launch on Friday July 17, 2020 at 12:43am UAE time (July 16, 2020 at 8:43pm GMT) from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

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

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