- （ここでは）探査機（後出 orbiter と probe も同意）
- 打ち上がる（写真説明の lift off も同意、後出 launch は打ち上げ、blast off は発射する）
- 火星（後出 Martian は火星の）
- aboard ～
- H-IIA rocket
UAE's Amal spacecraft rockets toward Mars
A United Arab Emirates spacecraft rocketed into blue skies from a Japanese launch center on July 20 at the start of a seven-month journey to Mars on the Arab world's first interplanetary mission.
The Mars orbiter named Amal, or Hope, blasted off from the Tanegashima Space Center aboard a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' H-IIA rocket on time at 6:58 a.m. after being delayed five days by bad weather.
Mitsubishi later said the probe successfully separated from the rocket and was now on its solo journey to Mars.
Amal is set to reach Mars in February 2021, the year the UAE celebrates 50 years since the country's formation. In September that year, Amal will start transmitting Martian atmospheric data, which will be made available to the international scientific community, Omran Sharaf, the UAE Mars mission director said.
A successful mission to Mars would be a major step for the oil-dependent economy as it seeks a future in space, coming less than a year after the launch of the first UAE astronaut.
The UAE has set a goal to build a human colony on Mars by 2117. (AP)