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Arab world's first Mars mission packs a scientific punch

26 days ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated July 14 with launch delay.
Engineers in Dubai work on UAE's Hope Mars probe. Credit: MBRSC
The UAE's Hope mission is set for liftoff this week from Japan, taking aim on Mars with a package of scientific instruments designed to probe weather and climate change on the Red Planet.
About the size of a Mini Cooper, the nearly 3,000-pound spacecraft is set to embark on a seven-month journey to Mars. If it reaches its destination, the mission will become the first from the Arab world to enter orbit around another planet.
“The identity of the mission is not just about the...
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