The Emirates Mars Mission is scheduled to take off later tonight with the launch of the Hope Probe on Monday at 1:58 am UAE time.
The Emirates Space Agency and the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) are leading the launch with their engineers based in Dubai and at the launch site in Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.
Here are the latest updates from the launch site.
.@MHI_LS: 美しい星空の下、ここまでのターミナル・カウントダウン作業は計画通り順調に進行しています。今夜は火星もよく見えます。Under the beautiful starry sky, the terminal countdown operation is proceeding smoothly as planned. We can see Mars well tonight. #H2AF42 @HopeMarsMission pic.twitter.com/0mgilWjyZj— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 19, 2020
With just over 9 hours until launch, the final checks have been made for the rocket carrying the #UAE Hope Probe to Mars - checking operational conditions of launch vehicle, satellites, and tracking & control systems, as well as weather conditions.@HopeMarsMission pic.twitter.com/gWi5J9xkjJ— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 19, 2020