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UAE Mars probe's trajectory now viewable online

The public can now track the Emirate probe Hope as it heads toward Mars, in the United Arab Emirates' first space mission.
A picture taken on July 19, 2020, shows a screen broadcasting the launch of the "Hope" Mars probe at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai. - The probe is one of three racing to the Red Planet, with Chinese and US rockets also taking advantage of the Earth and Mars being unusually close: a mere hop of 55 million kilometres (34 million miles). "Hope" -- Al-Amal in Arabic -- is expected to start orbiting Mars by February 2021, marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of the UAE. (Photo by Giuse

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made public location tracking data for its Mars probe.

The location of Hope Probe, its speed and trajectory are now viewable on the Emirates Mars Mission website. The probe is currently between Earth and Mars and is heading counterclockwise around the sun like Mars’ orbit.

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