Live coverage: United Arab Emirates probe arrives in orbit around Mars
The Emirates Mars Mission, the first deep space probe from the Arab world, steered into orbit around the Red Planet on Tuesday to cap a 307 million-mile (494 million-kilometer), 205-day interplanetary voyage from Earth and begin a science mission studying the Martian climate. The critical 27-minute Mars Orbit Insertion maneuver began at 10:30 a.m. EST (1530 GMT).
UAE’s Hope orbiter on course for arrival at Mars
Mars missions complete first course corrections on journey to Red Planet
United Arab Emirates successfully sends its first mission toward Mars
H-2A launch timeline with the Emirates Mars Mission
Live coverage: Emirates Mars Mission launches from Japan
Photos: H-2A rocket reaches launch pad with UAE’s Hope Mars probe
Live coverage: Launch of Emirates Mars Mission rescheduled for Sunday
The launch of a Japanese H-2A rocket with the Emirates Mars Mission, a Mars orbiter developed in partnership between Emirati and U.S. scientists, was delayed Tuesday due to poor weather at the H-2A’s launch site on Tanegashima Island in southern Japan. Officials later announced that liftoff would not occur Thursday, again citing bad weather at the launch site. A new launch attempt is scheduled for Sunday, weather permitting.