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The first probe engineers from the UAE launched to Mars from Japan

The launch to Mars of the launch vehicle H-IIA launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan space centre "Hope", created by engineers UAE, on the Japanese island Tanegashima has taken place, it has been broadcast on Twitter mission.

The launch was held at the scheduled time - July 20 at 01:58 UAE time (00.58 GMT).

"Get off the ground. The H2A rocket carrying the probe is "Hope" in space, was launched from Tanegashima space center in Japan", - stated in the message of the mission on Twitter.

Initially the launch of the UAE space probe "al-Amal" was scheduled for July 15, but was postponed several times due to bad weather on the Japanese island.

Emirati authorities called the first Arab mission to Mars, entirely designed by the Arabian scientists and engineers probe is scheduled to reach the red planet in 2021, when the UAE will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the state.