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UAE HOPE MISSION ENTERS MARS ORBIT, Feb 9, 2021, Mars, live coverage begins 10:00 am ET

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) Hope spacecraft– the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) — will enter orbit around Mars on February 9, 2021.

The UAE will provide live coverage beginning at 10:00 am ET (7:00 pm local time in the UAE)

Some reports have said it will enter orbit at 10:42 am ET, but a February 8 tweet from Aviation Week reporter Irene Klotz (@free_space), quoting Hope project manager Omran Sharaf, says the 27-minute braking burn begins at 10:31 am ET, so that would put it in orbit at 10:58 am ET.  It takes 11 minutes for a signal to travel from Mars to Earth so it will take that long to confirm everything is in order.

 

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Date:
February 9
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm