Russia's space agency says it has set a new date for launching a European probe to explore Venus after technical problems postponed the liftoff earlier this month.
Officials said Monday the Soyuz rocket carrying the Venus Express satellite will blast off Wednesday, November 9 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The October 26 launch was canceled due to problems with a booster rocket on the Soyuz spacecraft.
The European Space Agency's Venus Express probe will study the planet's atmosphere for more than a year. The flight to Earth's nearest neighbor is expected to take five months.Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.