H-IIA 202 | Hope (Emirates Mars Mission)

AGENCY Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
ROCKET H-IIA 202
LOCATION Tanegashima, Japan
DAY Sun Jul 19 2020
TIME 9:58:14 PM
MISSION Hope (Emirates Mars Mission)
Hope Mars Mission, also known as Al-Amal, is UAE's first interplanetary space probe. It's an orbiter which will study Martian atmosphere and climate with the help of 3 science instruments: Emirates Exploration imager (EXI), Emirates Mars Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS), and Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer (EMIR). These instruments were designed and built in collaboration with University of Colorado, University of California and Arizona State University. Hope is planned to arrive to Mars in February 2021 and has an expected lifetime of 2 years.
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