The International Space Station has been waiting for reconstruction since a Soyuz rocket with three people failed last month
Cloudy weather and rain drove back to Friday the planned launch of an American cargo ship loaded with deliveries to astronauts living at the International Space Station, NASA said on Thursday.
The launch of Cygnus supply cabinets aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket will mark the first trip since a three-person Soyuz rocket failed last month.
A Russian Progressive Ship will be followed quickly, which is scheduled to start November 1
7th from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The arrival of the unmanned Cygnus, which transports several tons of supplies and scientific experiments, is scheduled for early Sunday at. 04:30 (0930 GMT)), followed 19 hours later by the Russian Progress ship, NASA said.
Three astronauts – a German, a Russian and an American – currently live in the space station, which has been permanently inhabited since 2000.
A Soyuz racquet carrying three people failed on October 11 only a few minutes after the outbreak – the first ones the event in the history of post-Soviet space travel.
The astronauts on board were not injured. Russia has then blamed the problem on a sensor that was damaged during assembly at Baikonur cosmodrome.
The next Soyuz launch, with three more astronauts on board, one Russian, one Canadian and one American, is scheduled for December 3rd.
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