Japan delays Moon mission minutes before launch citing high winds

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) suspended the launch of its Moon mission on Monday less than 30 minutes before the planned liftoff, citing high winds. The launch had already been rescheduled twice due to bad weather. Japan will be sending its Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), which would be the country’s first spacecraft to land on the Moon. The new date of launch has not been announced yet.