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Launchpad Fire Forces Japan to Postpone Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station: Report


Launchpad Fire Forces Japan to Postpone Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station: Report Japan called off a planned cargo ship launch to the International Space Station today (Sept. 10) after a fire erupted on the launch platform for the mission's rocket, according to press reports. "Today’s launch is postponed because we found a fire around the hole at the deck of the mobile launcher at 3:05 a.m. JST (2:05 p.m. EDT/1805 GMT). Now we are trying to extinguish a fire," representatives with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the rocket's builder, said in a Twitter status update.    More



(Source: Space.com - Sep 11)

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