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New Mars mission sends back first photo of the Red Planet

February 15th, 2021

The second Mars mission arriving at Mars this month is the ‘Hope’ mission launched by the United Arab Emirates. The mission has already reached its destination, and the spacecraft just sent back its very first image of Mars from its approach.  The mission inserted an orbiter around Mars that will observe and measure various aspects …

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NASA and China aren’t the only ones about to reach Mars

February 8th, 2021

NASA’s Perseverance rover and China’s own orbiter/rover combo are expected to arrive at Mars in a matter of days. A third Mars mission, the Hope mission from the United Arab Emirates, hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less important.  Hope is the first interplanetary mission to be launched by …

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A Mars mission just launched, but it’s not from NASA

July 20th, 2020

A Mars mission from the UAE just launched to the Red Planet.  The Hope Probe will orbit Mars for a full Martian year, studying the planet’s atmosphere as well as its weather patterns.  Information gathered during the mission could help future crewed missions to Mars, giving travelers an idea of what to expect. A new …