High on Hope: UAE Heads to Mars
The Hope Spacecraft is the first Arab probe to explore Mars
The UAE is one of 9 countries in the race to explore the Red Planet.
In its bid to achieve its goal, the UAE has unveiled the Hope Spacecraft, which will launch in July 2020 and is expected to reach Mars in December 2021, coinciding with the 50th UAE National Day celebrations.
The programme has been developed by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center and funded and supervised by the UAE Space Agency.