UAE’s Mars Hope Probe reaches launch site on Japan island

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced on Saturday the transfer of Mars Hope Probe from Dubai to Tanegashima island in Japan. 

The Ruler of Dubai gave us insight into the process in his multiple tweets. He said, the launch would be the first Arab-Islamic probe to Mars. The probe was developed at half the cost and took six years (as opposed to 10 years, which is the usual global period). 

He also informed us that the successful transfer took place under a team of Emirati engineers. The whole process took 83 hours of nonstop work. 

Sheikh Rashid acclaimed the engineers who worked through the pandemic and the various global travel restrictions put in place because of it. 


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