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In a first, UAE planning a mission to Mars

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After building a nuclear power program and sending a man to space, the United Arab Emirates is set to become the first country from the Arab World to send a probe to Mars. It will be marking the 50th anniversary of its unification with "Hope", an unmanned spacecraft expected to reach its target in February after being launched on July 15 from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre. The mission will inspect weather dynamics on Mars.