UAE is launching Mars “hope” Orbiter tomorrow, here’s how you can watch live

Hope Orbiter launch is now targeted on July 16 and launch the first mission from Arab.

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Updated: July 15, 2020, 8 am 

UAE is about to become the 5th nation on the planet to reach Mars and one of the first Arab nations to reach space. This week you will be able to see the launch to the Red Planet which aims at gathering new insights into the weird weather patterns of the planet.

The United Arab Emirates is currently willing to launch the Mars Hope Orbiter mission by the end of next week. On July 15, 2020, the country was going to launch its first mission to Mars. However, due to weather conditions, the launch will not take place. The launch has been postponed due to bad weather and now targeting Thursday (July 16) at 4:43 p.m. EDT. 

The Gulf nation will become only the 50th country to send spacecraft to Mars this Wednesday. The $200 million probes, named Al Amal or Hope will start on their 306 million miles journey this Wednesday. The 7-month journey to the Red Planet will help collect data on its changing weather conditions.

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UAE Mars Hope mission will launch this Wednesday

After launching from Tanegashima the probe will travel at an average speed of 121,000 km/h. It will then orbit Mars for an entire Martian year which is the equivalent of 687 days. The UAE’s ambassador to London Mansoor Abulhoul said the Mars mission was only the beginning.

The probe is expected to reach Mars by February and once there will aim to characterize the full “day to night cycle” of weather changes on the planet. Hope will gather data on temperature changes on both the surface and atmosphere of Mars, as well as monitor water vapor cycles, dust cycles, and cloud cycles.  United Arab Emirates is targeting Mars HOPE Mission after this delay along with the upcoming NASA Perseverance mission.

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