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UAE’s Hope Probe captures its first image of Mars 1 million km into space

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 23, 2020
The United Arab Emirates’ Hope Probe to Mars captured its first image of the Red Planet 1 million km into space as it continues its journey toward the planet.
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The rocket carrying the probe took off from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center, marking the beginning of an almost 500 million kilometer journey into space.

The probe is expected to reach Mars in the first quarter of 2021, the year the UAE celebrates 50 years since its unification.

The UAE’s Mars Mission’s duration is estimated to last for one Martian year (approximately two Earth years, or 687 days), according to the UAE Space Agency.