The planned launch of a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday has been scrubbed, NASA said. The launch was scheduled to take place from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2.58 pm local time.
“The launch of Russia’s Progress 69 resupply ship to the space station today has been aborted,” NASA said on Sunday on its Twitter page for updates from the ISS.
“A backup launch date is under review,” NASA scientists wrote in a blog post.
Recently, a report by Washington Post also mentioned that the US is planning to privatise the operations of the International Space Station. The plan aims to avoid funding the costly space program within a few years by converting it into a commercial venture run by private industry.