Baikonur prepares for Progress MS-06 launch

Baikonur prepares for Progress MS-06 launch

Preparations for the second launch of the year began at Baikonur cosmodrome under the ISS programme, Kazinfom reports.

Specialists of the Progress Russian Space Center are preparing Soyuz-2.1A carrier rocket for the launch which is expected to bring Progress MS-06 cargo spacecraft to the orbit.

According to the press service of Roscosmos, the final assembly of the Soyuz-2.1A carrier rocket is scheduled for May 30.

Technical management and state commission confirmed the readiness of Progress MS-06 cargo spacecraft for fuelling with rocket fuel components and compressed gases.

The blast-off of Soyuz-2.1A carrier rocket with Progress MS-06 cargo spacecraft on board is scheduled for May 14, 2017 from launch No.31 of Baikonur cosmodrome.