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UAE’s space probe Amal enters Mars orbit – Al Jazeera English

The feat makes UAE the fifth space agency in the world to reach the planet while it plans for a Mars settlement by 2117.



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The United Arab Emirates first mission to Mars has entered the red planets orbit after a seven-month, 494 million kilometres (307 million miles) journey, allowing it to start sending data about the Martian atmosphere and climate.
Officials at mission control broke into applause on Tuesday, visibly relieved after a tense half-hour as Amal, Arabic for hope, carried out a burn to slow itself enough to be pulled in by the Martian gravity.
Contact with #HopeProbe has been established again. The Mars…

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