Bigelow Aerospace launch delayed again

The launch of a second private space station prototype has been delayed until late next month to allow additional tests of its Dnepr booster rocket.

Genesis 2, an inflatable module built by the Las Vegas, Nevada-based firm Bigelow Aerospace, will fly four weeks later than planned due to the extra checks, said Robert Bigelow, the firm’s founder, in a statement released Thursday. The module was previously targeted for a late May launch from Russia’s Yasny Launch Base in Siberia.

“We now expect the launch of Genesis 2 to occur in late June,” Bigelow wrote.



2 Responses to “Bigelow Aerospace launch delayed again”

  1. spaceone Says:

    further delays are not a good sign. let’s hope Gen 2 can get off the ground in June.

  2. John Sawyer Says:

    Can’t say the delay is a bad sign for G II as it has nothing to do with the spacecraft. They’re just making sure the rockert will get it up there.

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