Russia launched Soyuz rocket with 38 postponed foreign satellites

Russia Cosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said the launch was postponed due to a rise in voltage.

Russia launched Soyuz rocket with 38 postponed foreign satellites

The launch of the Russian Soyuz rocket, a spacecraft carrying 38 foreign satellites, has been postponed until Sunday, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.

The launch of satellites from more than half a dozen Asian, Arab and European countries, as well as Canada and Brazil, scheduled for Saturday at 0607 GMT (11:37 a.m. IST), will now take place on Sunday, at 0607 GMT in Roscosmos. Is set to include.

"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 said.

The head of the space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, said the launch was postponed after a voltage surge was discovered.

"We decided not to take the risk," Rogozin told the RIA Novosti news agency.

The rocket was to orbit 38 satellites from 18 countries, including South Korea, Japan, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy and Brazil.

One of them, Challenge 1, is the first fully-built satellite in Tunisia, developed by the Telenet Communications Group.

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