The Japanese carrier rocket H-IIA launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan space UAE “al-Amal” (“Hope”) went to Mars from the spaceport on the island of Tanegashima in Japan.
The launch took place at the scheduled time — July 20 at 01:58 UAE time (00.58 Kyiv), reports zn.ua with reference to Associated Press.
As previously reported, sending a probe, “al-Amal” was to be held on July 15, but was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.
For example, in Japan were heavy rains, ultimately, to the South-West of the country hit by the landslides and flooding occurred.
عد تنازلي عربي أول تاريخ في استكشاف الفضاء!
مسبار الأمل ينطلق حاملاً معه إلى المريخ طموحات العرب..#مسبار_الأمل #أول_عد_تنازلي_عربي #العرب_إلى_المريخ pic.twitter.com/pQmQHbNkix
— Hope Mars Mission (@HopeMarsMission) July 19, 2020
It is known that the space probe “al-Amal” was designed and constructed by Arab scientists and engineers. It direct is equipped with two solar panels, multi-channel high-resolution camera, and infrared and ultraviolet spectrometers.
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Eventually, the probe will study upper atmosphere of Mars, as well as to monitor climate change, making flights around the planet. He should pass 500 million miles. It is assumed that the space probe will reach Mars in February of next year.