Moscow, November 30 (IANS): The launch of a Russian Soyuz-ST-A rocket with Falcon Eye 2 satellite for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been postponed to December 1 due to bad weather, Roscosmos General Manager Dmitry Rogozin announced on Monday.
“Rescheduled for tomorrow due to weather conditions in Kourou,” the TASS news agency said in a tweet, citing Rogozin.
Initially, take-off from the Guiana Space Center near Kourou in French Guiana was scheduled for Sunday.
But on Saturday, Rogozin said the launch was postponed until Monday.
Meanwhile, a space industry source told TASS on November 27 that final tests of the Soyuz-ST-A rocket at the Kourou spaceport had been successful and no faults had been found.
On November 23, a source told TASS that Roscosmos specialists had encountered technical problems with the rocket during preparations for its launch from the Guiana Space Center.
The source explained that a leak in the pneumatic solenoid valve was found during testing at the assembly and measuring compound.
A new item was brought from Russia to replace it.