Bad weather in Japan, UAE delays launch of Mars rover to July 17
Due to the bad weather at the Japanese launch pad The UAE postponed the Mars mission to July 17.
The UAE Government Communications Office announced on Twitter:”The UAE’s space mission is the first interplanetary mission in the Arab world and will take place on Friday, July 17, UAE time at 12:43 am (GMT 7 Launched at 8:43 pm on the 16th of July from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center.&34;
The mission was originally scheduled to launch at 12:51 am UAE time Wednesday (20:51 GMT Tuesday), but it was launched A few hours ago, it started pouring downpour in Japan.
This exploration mission lasted 7 months to reach Mars. It is the eighth human mission to explore Mars and will collect atmospheric data from orbit.
In 2014, the UAE announced plans to launch a mission to Mars, with the goal of reaching the Red Planet in 2021. The country also plans to set up a grand settlement on Mars by 2117.
Before this month’s Mars launch window is closed, both China and the United States will launch probes to Mars at the end of the month.