The mission will carry NASA astronauts along with JAXA mission specialist Soichi Noguchi for a six-month science mission aboard the orbiting laboratory.
The UAE’s Mars Mission Hope Probe is scheduled to lift off on July 17 at 12:43 am UAE time from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.
This launch is the first conducted by Rocket Lab since Covid-19 national restrictions were eased earlier this month.
The study will focus on establishing a ground station in South Africa to support human spaceflight missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
The Falcon 9 rocket carried a Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board.
Students can submit their graduation photos on SpaceX's website, the deadline for which is May 20.
The rocket’s empty core stage, weighing nearly 18 tons, is the largest piece of space debris to fall uncontrolled back to Earth since 1991.