NASA Postpones Launch Of Spacecraft To ‘Touch Sun’

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The sun sets behind smoke from the Holy Fire in Cleveland National Forest on August 8, 2018 in Corona, California. The fire has burned at least 6,200 acres and destroyed twelve structures. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP
The sun sets behind smoke from the Holy Fire in Cleveland National Forest on August 8, 2018, in Corona, California. The fire has burned at least 6,200 acres and destroyed twelve structures. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

 

NASA has postponed until Sunday the launch of its $1.5 billion unmanned Parker Solar Probe, to allow engineers more time to investigate a red flag that was raised in the last moment before liftoff.

The problem had to do with the gaseous helium pressure alarm on the spacecraft, officials said early Saturday. The next launch window opens at 3:31 (0731 GMT) on Sunday.