UAE’s Mars mission ‘Amal’ will now be launched on Monday

UAE mars mission
UAE's Mars mission

Tokyo: The first Mars mission of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) postponed due to bad weather will now be launched on Monday. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) said the UAE’s Mangalyaan is named ‘Amal’ or Hope, which was scheduled to be flown from Japan’s H-2A rocket from Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on Wednesday but was postponed due to bad weather Has been done. It will now be launched on Monday morning at 588. Mitsubishi said that although it is also in danger of being postponed again, it will depend on the weather.

Large parts of Japan have been receiving heavy rains for about a week, causing landslides and flooding. ‘Hope’ is to reach Mars by February 2021, when the UAE will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Mangalyaan has three instruments to study the upper atmosphere and climate change and plans to orbit the Red Planet for at least two years. The UAE said it would for the first time provide a complete view of the atmosphere of Mars during different seasons.