NASA spokesman on Wednesday said that the launch of its GLAST space telescope, which will allow scientists to look deep into the universe, has been delayed at least until Sunday. NASA said on Monday that the GLAST launch had been delayed from Thursday to Saturday because the launch team needed more time to properly correct some engineering problems. "The launch has been postponed until Sunday at the earliest," due to technical problems, said Rob Gutro, spokesman at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, giving no further details. The GLAST the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope will be placed into a relatively low orbit around the Earth, around 565 kilometers (350 miles) in altitude. It will be taken into space aboard a Delta II rocket that will be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. By giving ground-based scientists a better look at the smallest particles of the cosmos, GLAST will be used in a project lasting between five and 10 years aimed at examining black holes, pulsars and cosmic rays in closer detail than before. The project brings together governments and academic researchers in the US, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Sweden.                       - Antara News