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UAE mission to Mars on course to arrive in February 2021 – The Guardian

Spacecraft known as Hope carries instruments designed to study the tenuous Martian atmosphere



The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on course to arrive at the Red Planet on 9 February. A third and final major trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM) was completed on 10 November. An additional minor TCM in December will tee it up for a Mars orbit insertion manoeuvre next year. Without the need for further major course corrections, the mission team can begin early science observations of Mars and interplanetary space.
The EMM spacecraft, also known as Hope, carries three instruments primarily designed…

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