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Mars 2020 mission launch delayed until at least July 30th

Jul 01, 2020 12:54 IST

Space agency NASA and United Launch Alliance have delayed their Mars 2020 mission launch from July 22 to no earlier than July 30. NASA said issues with the launch vehicle are the reason for postponement, with a liquid oxygen sensor line producing "off-nominal data" during a practice session. The original window for launch was until August 5, but has since been extended to August 15. The mission will see NASA's Perseverance rover make its journey to the red planet, with the expected landing scheduled for February 18, 2021.

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