UAE leaders discuss Hope Probe launch with Mars Mission team


The UAE's leaders have discussed the upcoming launch of the UAE Mars Mission Hope Probe with the scientists behind the programme.

The probe is is scheduled to take off on Monday at 1:58 am UAE time.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces held a video call with members of the mission based in the UAE and Japan on Saturday.

Sheikh Mohammed praised the team behind the mission on Twitter, saying they will inspire the next generation to make "the impossible, possible".

The Emirates Space Agency and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre announced the new launch date after the mission had to be postponed twice due to unsuitable weather conditions at the launch site in Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan.

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