The source said the postponement of the dates of launches of manned spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome in 2018
Moscow. 17 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Updated manifest of launches of Russian spacecraft to the ISS in 2018, the year provides 4 manned launch and launch three cargo ships, said the Agency “Interfax” a source at the cosmodrome.
“In the Russian rocket and space industry ends the scheduling of launches by 2018-th year. Recently the enterprises participating in the implementation of manned space programs, provided an updated schedule of launches for the manned program for the year 2018”, — said the source.
According to him, the new timetable is slightly moved the dates of all launches. So, the launches of manned spacecraft is scheduled to perform March 15 — Soyuz MS-08, 6 June — Union MS-09, 14 September — Soyuz MS-10, November 15 — Soyuz MS-11.
Launches cargo spacecraft is scheduled for the following dates: February 11 — Progress MS-08, 10 July — Progress MS-09, 11 October — Progress MS-10.
2018 should be the last year when from Baikonur starts 4 crew. The number of launches at the Baikonur manned program in 2019 will be reduced to 2 manned spacecraft, and 2 cargo.