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.
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UAE’s first Mars probe meets launcher in Japan
Final H-2B rocket launch sends Japanese supply ship toward space station
Live coverage: HTV cargo freighter arrives at space station
Five days after launching from Japan, an HTV supply ship arrived Monday at the International Space Station. Capture of the HTV with the station’s robotic arm occurred at 8:13 a.m. EDT (1213 GMT). It’s the last cargo mission to the space station before the arrival of two NASA astronauts on the first crewed U.S. flight to the orbiting research facility since 2011.