Fifth delay puts pressure on Mars rover launch New Scientist

Time is running out for NASA’s second Mars rover to launch after a battery problem caused the mission to be delayed for a fifth time on Sunday. A malfunction with a battery cell in the flight termination system aboard the Delta II rocket carrying the rover caused Sunday’s launch to be scrapped. The battery will now be replaced and launch has been rescheduled to either 0235GMT or 0318GMT on Tuesday.