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If you believe Roskosmos...
Current schedule of ISS flight events
UTC time is used in table

2018
<snip>
July 10 - Progress MS-09 launch and docking (to Pirs)
<snip>
December 20 - MLM Nauka launch (or Q2 2019)
late December - Pirs and Progress MS-09 undocking (from Zvezda nadir)
late December - Pirs and Progress MS-09 deorbit and reentered the atmosphere
<snip>
December 29 - MLM Nauka docking (to Zvezda nadir) (or Q2 2019)

And,
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss-fgb2-mlm-2017.html#1103

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The launch of the MLM module advanced to 2018

On November 2, Director General of RKK Energia Vladimir Solntsev met with the Head of Roskosmos Igor Komarov, who insisted on launching the MLM module before the end of 2018, probably due to political pressure from the Kremlin. To accommodate this requirement, RKK Energia drafted a new timeline, which was approved by the company's leadership on November 3.

The new schedule set the launch of the MLM module for Dec. 20, 2018, followed by its docking at the Russian Segment of the station on Dec. 29, 2018.

According to the latest timeline, the arrival of the module will take place during Expedition 58, which will begin onboard the ISS at the end of October 2018. Shortly after the launch of the MLM module, the Pirs Docking Compartment, SO1, will be undocked from the nadir (Earth-facing) port of the Zvezda Service Module, SM, to make room for the new arrival.

The discarding of Pirs will now be delegated to the Progress MS-09 spacecraft (italics mine), which is scheduled for launch on June 13, 2018. Progress MS-09 will tug Pirs away from the station and then direct it into the Earth's atmosphere to burn up over the ocean.

In order to leave Earth before the end of 2018, the MLM/Nauka module would have to be shipped to the launch site in Baikonur in March. In case the processing team in Baikonur worked around the clock, the spacecraft could be ready for launch in seven months, leaving up to two months in reserve. However, experts familiar with the matter saw even the March 2019 launch date as overly ambitious and estimated that it would be more realistic to plan the launch around May 2019.

The situation is complicated by the fact that in October, a Roskosmos representative warned that RKK Energia would have only one chance to push the schedule beyond the previously approved launch date in June 2018, before heavy fines would kick in against the company.

The latest schedule is yet to be officially approved by Roskosmos.

And,
"Сheck inspection of Soyuz MS-08 has been performed
March 16, 2017
Preparations continue for the launch of transportation spacecraft Soyuz MS-08 under the program of the International Space Station.
Today, March 16, the crews of Soyuz MS-08 performed a check inspection of the spacecraft in its launch configuration, in the course of which the primary and backup crews familiarized themselves with the controls and checked out in the test mode the operational integrity of various systems of the spacecraft.
The members of the prime crew also inspected the Progress MS-09 transport cargo vehicle, which is scheduled for launch on July 10, 2018..." (italics mine)

https://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss55/photo_03-16.html

And, if the pattern holds, and after Progress MS-07 and 08 could not accomplish the two-orbit rendezvous with ISS, that task would apparently fall to Progress MS-09?
« Last Edit: 07/10/2018 06:50 AM by input~2 »
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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #1 on: 05/03/2018 02:28 PM »
<snip>
And, if the pattern holds, and after Progress MS-07 and 08 could not accomplish the two-orbit rendezvous with ISS, that task would apparently fall to Progress MS-09?

Apparently, yes.
Current schedule of ISS flight events
UTC time is used in table

2018
<snip>
July 9/10  21:51 / ~01:00 - Progress MS-09 (70P) launch and docking (to Pirs)
<snip>
December 23 - Progress MS-09 (70P) undocking (from Pirs)
December 23 - Progress MS-09 (70P) deorbit and reentered the atmosphere

<snip>
Changes on April 30th
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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #2 on: 06/19/2018 05:50 PM »
According to: https://ria.ru/science/20180619/1522961149.html

a new Orlan MKS spacesuit should be among cargo of Progress MS-09.
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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #3 on: 06/20/2018 04:24 PM »
Launch schedule time: 21:51:32 UTC.
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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #4 on: 06/22/2018 02:00 PM »
Launch schedule time: 21:51:32 UTC.
now 21:51:33

https://www.roscosmos.ru/25197/

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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #5 on: 06/24/2018 04:37 PM »
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Yesterday we had a scheduled correction of the orbit of the International Space Station. It was conducted in order to form ballistic conditions for the docking of Progress-MS-09 cargo vehicle. I managed to shoot several frames of this process.

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkZrt1rBt4b/?taken-by=olegmks

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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #7 on: 06/27/2018 10:26 AM »
June 25, tests of Progress MS-09 solar arrays.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra8nw7cVRUQ&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #8 on: 06/27/2018 10:29 AM »
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… On June 25, Roskosmos announced that the testing of the ship's solar panels had been completed and the final preparations for fueling had began. They included balancing and weighing of the vehicle. On June 26, a meeting of technical management confirmed the readiness of the spacecraft for loading of propellant components and pressurized gases into the ship's Integrated Propulsion System, KDU, and refueling tanks, RKK Energia, the prime contractor, said. The fueling operations were scheduled for June 27 and 28. Also on June 26, inside the vehicle assembly buidling at Sute 31, specialists completed the assembly of the first and second stages of the Soyuz-2-1a rocket for the Progress MS-09 mission.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/2018.html#progress_ms09

https://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss56/progress_ms-09/photo_06-26.html

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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #9 on: 06/27/2018 11:17 AM »
June 25, tests of Progress MS-09 solar arrays.

Interesting to see the cyclone fencing in front of the lamps, presumably to help stop large fragments hitting the solar arrays in case one of the lamps explodes. Also interesting to see the solar arrays being man handled for deployment without any support. A bit different from Western satellites!
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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #10 on: 06/28/2018 05:15 PM »
NASA confirms that this mission will attempt the super fast-track 2 orbit, 3hr rendezvous with Space Station -- if that launch date holds.

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If I'm not mistaken, the actual launch date is Jul 9, UTC, with docking on Jul 10.

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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #12 on: 06/28/2018 05:34 PM »
If I'm not mistaken, the actual launch date is Jul 9, UTC, with docking on Jul 10.

Launch July 9 @ 21:52 UT and docking three hours later would be on July 10 according to my rough calculations.
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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #14 on: 06/29/2018 09:11 AM »
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Cargo ship Progress MS-09 completed at Baikonur, 29.06.2018

Specialists of RKK Energia at Baikonur successfully completed operations on filling the transport cargo ship "Progress MS-09" With fuel components and compressed gases on fuelstation.
After refueling, the ship was delivered to the spacecraft installation and testing facility and installed in slipway for final training operations.
Schedule of preparatory works: Tuesday, July 3, docking of the ship with rocket transitional compartment...

https://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss56/progress_ms-09/photo_06-29.html
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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 9, 2018
« Reply #15 on: 07/04/2018 05:41 PM »
https://www.energia.ru/en/iss/iss56/progress_ms-09/photo_07-04.html

"The prelaunch processing of cargo transport vehicle Progress MS-09 under the International Space Station (ISS) program is in progress at Baikonur cosmodrome.

Specialists from RSC Energia conducted the designers’ inspection of the vehicle and performed the encapsulation of the medium launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1а. at the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The vehicle preparations for the launch are being performed at the spacecraft assembly and testing facility (SC ATF).

Per the preparatory work schedule the transportation of the payload module with Progress MS-09 from SC ATF to the launch vehicle integration and test facility for final assembly with the launch vehicle is planned for Thursday, July 5.

The launch of Progress MS-09 by launch vehicle Soyuz-2.1а from the launch site 31 of Baikonur cosmodrome is planned for July 10, 2018. The purpose of the flight is to deliver propellant, food, water and other cargo to the ISS, which are required for operation of the Station in a man-tended mode."

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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #16 on: 07/04/2018 08:59 PM »
Are there at: https://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss56/progress_ms-09/im/photo_06-29-15.jpg
2 spacecrafts (from left) Progress MS-10 and Progress MS-09?
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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #17 on: 07/05/2018 01:44 PM »

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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #18 on: 07/05/2018 01:46 PM »
And today, July 5, Progress MS-09 logistics vehicle has been transported for integration with the launch vehicle;

https://www.energia.ru/ru/iss/iss56/progress_ms-09/photo_07-05.html

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Re: Soyuz-2-1a - Progress MS-09 - Baikonur - July 10, 2018
« Reply #19 on: 07/06/2018 04:32 AM »
Fairing integration video.

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