The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday that it is planning the first unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. A UAE Space Agency will be set up to supervise the mission and develop a space technology industry in the country.
Taking a significant step, China on Monday successfully launched a rocket carrying the “Jade Rabbit” which is its first moon rover.
India’s Mars orbiter has successfully started its 300-day long journey to Mars. On Sunday the spacecraft was able to fire its main engine for 22 minutes after scientists sent commands from Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
The planet-hunting space telescope Kepler has been halted after incurring a broken wheel, NASA said Wednesday.