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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Launch Delay Denied

MOSCOW -- A space official denied Friday that the July launch of a key component of the International Space Station would be postponed.

NASA reported last week that Russian space officials had said that their module with life-support systems, scheduled to be sent to the station in July, would not be launched until September because it needed further testing.

Konstantin Kreidenko, a spokesman for the Russian Space Agency, on Friday denied the U.S. space agency report.

"The launch is still scheduled for July. We have no information that it may be postponed," Kreidenko said.