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Update: Launch of Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe delayed

Update: Launch of Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe delayed

A new launch date will be announced in the next 24 hours

The launch of the Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe has been further delayed, it was announced on July 15.

The UAE Space Agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center, in collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, have announced the delay due to unstable weather conditions at the launch site in Japan’s Tanegashima Island.

A new launch date for the probe to Mars will be announced in the next 24 hours.

The Hope Probe, originally slated to lift-off on July 15, was deferred to July 17 due to unstable weather conditions at the launch site.

Read more: Update: Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe to now launch on July 17

The unmanned probe will travel 493.5 million km over seven months to reach Mars’ orbit in February 2021.

The Emirates Mars Mission had also announced the link for the live streaming of the launch.

Read: Emirates Mars Mission reveals live stream link for launch of Hope Probe

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