Thelaunch of Nasa’s Tess planet-hunter has actually been held off and it will not now take off up until Wednesday at the earliest.

Thetelescope was because of increase from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 18: 32 regional time on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Butthe flight was stood down some 3 hours prior to lift-off.

SpaceX stated it desired some extra time to comprehend a concern associated to the assistance, navigation and control of its automobile.

Thebusiness included that its groups were now working to an 18 April launch at 18: 51 EDT (2351BST)

TheTransiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is anticipated to study half a million stars over the next 2 years.

Itwill looking at them for weeks at a time, intending to capture the dips in brightness that take place when orbiting worlds traverse their faces.

Thesatellite, which brings 4 electronic camera detectors, will assemble a brochure that other telescopes – both on the ground and in area – can then focus in on for more comprehensive analysis.

JonathanAmos- INTERNET@bbc.co.ukand follow me on Twitter: @BBCAmos

Delay for Nasa planet-hunter by: Elie Abi Younes published:

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