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Emirates Mars Mission: Hope probe lines up historic Mars manoeuvre – Yahoo News Australia

The United Arab Emirates aims to put a probe in orbit at Mars to study its atmosphere.

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Artwork: It’s seven months since Hope left Earth
History beckons for the United Arab Emirates as it seeks on Tuesday to place a probe around Mars.
The Hope spacecraft, launched from Earth seven months ago, is about to reach the decisive moment in its long journey – orbit insertion.
Currently moving at over 120,000km/h (75,000mph), it must fire its braking engines for 27 minutes to be sure of being captured by the planet’s gravity.
Success would enable Hope to begin its mission to study Mars’ climate.

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