Delay for Nasa's Tess planet-hunter

Delay for Nasa's Tess planet-hunter
 

The launch of Nasa's Tess planet-hunter has been postponed and it will not now lift off until Wednesday at the earliest.
The telescope was due to go up from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 18:32 local time on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
But the flight was stood down some three hours before lift-off.
SpaceX said it wanted some additional time to understand an issue related to the guidance, navigation and control of its vehicle.
The company added that its teams were now working towards an 18 April launch at 18:51 EDT (2351 BST).
The BBC understands that scientists on the mission also want a delay... read more

 
Monday, 22:07 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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