The launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket, with 38 international satellites on board, has been postponed till Sunday, the Russian house company Roscosmos stated.
The launch of satellites from greater than half a dozen Asian, Arab and European international locations, in addition to Canada and Brazil, which had been scheduled for 0607 GMT (11:37am IST) on Saturday, is now set for 0607 GMT on Sunday, Roscosmos added.
“The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket… with 38 foreign satellites on board from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan has been postponed until a later date,” Roscosmos stated.
Space company chief Dmitry Rogozin stated the launch was postponed after a surge in voltage was detected.
“We decided not to take the risk,” Rogozin advised the RIA Novosti information company.
The rocket was attributable to place in orbit 38 satellites from 18 international locations, together with South Korea, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy and Brazil.
Among them are the Challenge-1, the primary satellite tv for pc made fully in Tunisia, which was created by the Telnet telecommunications group.
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