Bad weather may delay first UAE Mars mission on Japan rocket

Dawn | Jul 14, 2020 at 8:54 AM
  • Final preparations for the launch from Japan of the United Arab Emirates first Mars mission were underway on Monday, but there was a chance of a delay because of bad weather.
  • The liftoff of the UAE’s Mars orbiter named Amal, or Hope, on a Japanese H-IIA rocket is scheduled for early on Wednesday from the Tanegashima Space Centre in southern Japan.
  • Two other Mars missions are planned in coming days by the US and China.