It was another major setback for space stations across the world as Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of Progress cargo spacecraft from Kazakhstan, according to American space agency NASA.
The launch was scheduled to take place from the Baikonur Cosmo drome in Kazakhstan at 2.58 pm local time and aimed to deliver tons of supplies to the International Space Station.
"The launch of Russia's Progress 69 resupply ship to the space station today has been aborted," NASA tweeted on Sunday for updates from the ISS.
The launch of Russia's Progress 69 resupply ship to the space station today has been aborted. Awaiting further information. https://t.co/yuOTrYN8CV— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) February 11, 2018
All the necessary steps have been taken to launch the Progress 69 from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan and the reason behind the failure is yet to be founded.
However, a new launch date is currently under review and will be announced anytime soon.
"A backup launch date is under review," NASA scientists wrote in a blog post.
The Progress 69 was expected to carry three tons of food, fuel and supplies through a new fast route to the station, docking 3.5 hours after launch after just two Earth orbits.
Currently, two Russians, two Americans and one Japanese astronauts aboard the International Space Station.