UAE Mars Probe Arrives In Japan For Launch

Emirates Mars Mission
Credit: Emirates Institution for Advanced Science & Technology
The United Arab Emirates’ debut Mars mission has arrived in Japan in time to meet a planetary launch window that opens in mid-July. Getting the spacecraft and technicians to the Tanegashima Space Center for launch preparations was challenging even before travel quarantines, workplace shutdowns and...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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