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MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. The launch of the Progress MS-06 space freighter to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to take place in June, Russian space agency Roscosmos said on its YouTube channel Tuesday.
"The launch of the Progress MS-06 space freighter to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for June 2017," Roscosmos said.
A source in the Russian space industry earlier told TASS that the launch of the Souyz-2.1a carrier rocket with the space freighter will take place from the Baikonur Space Center on June 14. The spacecraft is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station on the same day.
The day before the docking, the Progress MS-05 resupply spacecraft which is currently docked with Russia’s Pirs module of the ISS, will undock from the station. The spacecraft will take part in a scientific experiment on the near-earth orbit before performing a de-orbit maneuver to re-enter Earth's atmosphere.
Its successor, Progress MS-06, will remain docked with the station until early December 2017. According to previous reports, the spacecraft will be undocked and deorbited to allow docking of the Nauka multi-functional lab module.
However, another source told TASS that the launch of the Nauka module may either be cancelled or postponed until late 2018 or early 2019.
Another resupply mission, Progress MS-07, is tentatively scheduled for October 12, 2017.