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Hope Mars mission: Watch live as the UAE’s first probe leads to the red planet



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The Hope probe (Al Amal) will orbit Mars in a 55-day orbit and analyze its atmosphere.

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The United Arab Emirates is about to begin its first journey to Mars, its first interplanetary mission. It has had to wait, with weather conditions forcing two delays. Now the UAE’s space agency and Mohammed bin Rashin’s space center are ready for launch, the rocket is vertical on the cushion and the historic mission is all systems go – and you can watch live below.

Hope was scheduled to be launched on Friday, July 17, from Tanegashima, a Japanese island in the North Pacific, within a Mitsubishi H-IIA booster. Japan has seen heavy rains and floods over the past week forcing the double delay, but conditions appear to be easing. The mission team said on Friday that the exact launch time is now planned to happen July 19 at 2:58 p.m. PT, depending on the weather.

How to watch the Hope probe launch to Mars

The probe will be launched on a Mitsubishi H-IIA booster. The rocket is not as famous as it is SpaceX’s Falcon 9 or Falcon Heavy rockets, but it has a great launch history, with over 40 successful launches under its belt, mostly by Japanese satellite systems.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center will carry a livestream from the launch from Japan, which you can watch via this link. You can also watch YouTube below and set a reminder if you need to.

Additional feeds are available on the YouTube channel Hope Mars mission.

A big hope

Hope is the first interplanetary mission led by an Arab, Muslim-majority country and, if successful, will add another nation to the list of Martian explorers.

“The intention was not to send a message or explanation to the world,” Sarah Al Amiri, chairwoman of the UAE Research Council and assistant project manager for the Emirates Mars Mission, told CNET in March. “For us, it was more of an internal reinforcement of what the United Arab Emirates is all about.” The historic launch is planned to be streamed live all over the world.

The satellite will study the connections between Mars’ lower and upper atmospheres and investigate what causes the loss of hydrogen and oxygen in space. It will collect data for two years after reaching its orbit around Mars in February 2021. There is an option to extend the mission to 2025.

Board jumps are three instruments that enable the probe to study the Martian atmosphere more intensively. There is a high-resolution camera, known as the Emirates eXploration Imager, a UV imager known as the Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer, and a scanning infrared imager called the Emirates Mars InfraRed Spectrometer.




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