The launch of the Antares rocket from NASA’s facilities on US Wallops Island. It was suspended this Sunday three minutes before takeoff, due to “problems with the ground equipment,” reports the AP agency.
The rocket has four tons of supplies for the International Space Station, including cheese and candy for personnel.
It is noted that the astronauts followed the transmission of the launch when the countdown was stopped, and were only informed of the delay half an hour later. The new launch date would be no earlier than Thursday, February 13, given the weather conditions and the time needed to solve the equipment problem, according to the statement on the NASA website.