Russia to launch Soyuz MS-17 crewed spacecraft to orbital outpost on October 14

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19 August 2020

The launch of a Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft with three crewmembers to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for October 14, Russia’s Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center announced on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.

"The cosmonauts of the basic and back-up teams of ISS Expedition 64 will undergo a cycle of training sessions in the standard and back-up modes as part of preparations for a flight under a short scheme of the Soyuz MS-17’s rendezvous with the ISS scheduled for October 14, 2020," the Center said in a statement.

A source in the space industry told TASS in mid-May that the second manned launch in 2020 was scheduled for October 14.