The attempted rendezvous of an unmanned cargo ship at the International Space Station will happen no earlier than Saturday following a technical glitch, NASA said Monday.
This photo courtesy of NASA shows the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard September 18, 2013, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. The unmanned Cygnus cargo vessel, scheduled to arrive Sunday morning at the International Space Station, has been delayed by at least 48 hours due to a software problem, NASA said.
The rescheduling postpones the berthing of the Cygnus capsule by one week and will allow time for three new ISS crew members to launch aboard a Russian Soyuz from Kazakhstan on Wednesday, the US space agency said.
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