The European Space Agency (ESA) says launch of Europe’s CryoSat-2 ice monitoring mission, scheduled for Feb. 25, has been delayed due to concern about the second-stage steering engine on its Dnepr rocket. The agency says engineers worry the fuel reserve margin is not as large as desired. Although Yuzhnoye, the booster’s Ukrainian manufacturer, insists the fuel supply is sufficient to get the payload into orbit, it says the problem is being reviewed and measures will be taken to boost the ...
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