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Hope- Launch & Cruise
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post Jul 19 2020, 05:44 PM
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The United Arab Emirates' first Mars mission is scheduled to lift off today onboard a Mitsubishi H-2A booster from Tanegashima Space Center at 2158 GMT today. Among other goals, Hope will conduct studies of the martian upper atmosphere similar (and complementary) to those performed by MAVEN.

Watch the launch live here.

GO HOPE!


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post Jul 19 2020, 09:40 PM
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Coverage now live. T minus 18 min.


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post Jul 19 2020, 10:15 PM
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Launch was successful. We're in a parking orbit until the Mars transfer injection in about 35 minutes.


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post Jul 19 2020, 11:03 PM
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Spacecraft separation was successful!


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post Jul 19 2020, 11:14 PM
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Hope has called home.
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post Jul 19 2020, 11:22 PM
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Looks like both arrays have deployed; apparently there was some sort of concern with one of them.

On to Mars!


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post Jul 20 2020, 02:31 AM
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QUOTE (nprev @ Jul 20 2020, 12:22 AM) *
Looks like both arrays have deployed; apparently there was some sort of concern with one of them.

On to Mars!


Awesome. Missed it as I was zzzz.
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