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MOSCOW, December 29. /TASS/. The Commission Roscosmos outlined the plan of launches of spacecraft for January – March 2018, according to the message on the website of the Corporation.
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“On the ISS [International space station] in the first quarter of 2018 it is planned to carry out two launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome. February 11 – the cargo ship “Progress MS-08”, March 15 – manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-08″ (with the crew of a new expedition – approx. TASS),” – said in the message.
According to the Federal and commercial space programs in January – March, 2018 it is also planned to carry out two launches.
From the Vostochny space centre on 1 February it is planned to launch carrier rocket “Soyuz-2 .1 a” with the Russian remote sensing satellites of the Earth “Canopus-b” №3 and №4. Launch originally was planned for December 22 this year, but due to the abnormal launch from the East on 28 November was postponed.
On March 1, the planned launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz ST-B” from Kourou (French Guiana) with the spacecraft communications series O3b.