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[b]Roscosmos chief confirms Soyuz launch delay[/b]
The head of Russia's federal space agency confirmed Tuesday (Jan. 31) that its next crewed launch to the International Space Station will be delayed by about 45 days due to problems discovered with the mission's Soyuz spacecraft.
"Now, the management of Energia corporation is drafting a new plan, under which the launch will be delayed for a month, till late April," said Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin to the ITAR-TASS news service.
A new launch date will be targeted after a teleconference with NASA set for Thursday (Feb. 2).
According to Popovkin, the launch delay was in response to problems with the Soyuz TMA-04M descent module. The reentry capsule failed a test ensuring it was hermetically sealed.
"We're sorting it out, we'll be through later this week," Popovkin said.
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