Progress MS-06
Progress MS-06 approaches
the ISS on 16 June 2017
NamesProgress 67P
Mission typeISS resupply
COSPAR ID2017-033A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.42756
Mission duration197 days
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftProgress MS-06 s/n 436
Spacecraft typeProgress-MS
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7290 kg
Payload mass2450 kg
Start of mission
Launch date14 June 2017, 09:20:13 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-2.1a s/n U15000-028
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31/6
ContractorProgress Rocket Space Centre
End of mission
Decay date28 December 2017
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Docking with ISS
Docking portZvezda
Docking date16 June 2017, 11:37 UTC
Undocking date28 December 2017,
01:03:30 UTC
Time docked197 days
Mass2450 kg
Pressurised1285 kg
Fuel705 kg
Gaseous50 kg
Water420 kg
Progress ISS Resupply

Progress MS-06 (Russian: Прогресс МC-06), identified by NASA as Progress 67P, was a Progress spaceflight operated by Roscosmos to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). It was launched on 14 June 2017.


The Progress-MS is an uncrewed freighter based on the Progress-M featuring improved avionics. This improved variant first launched on 21 December 2015. It had the following improvements:[2][3][4]


Progress MS-06 launched on 14 June 2017 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, at 09:20:13 UTC. It used a Soyuz-2.1a rocket to get to orbit, replacing the former Soyuz-U launch system.[5][6]


Progress MS-06 docked with the Zvezda. It was planned to dock with the Pirs module which it would remove from the space station, in preparation for the arrival of the Nauka module. However, due to the repetitive delays with the Nauka module the plan was postponed to Progress MS-09. After a two-day rendezvous, Progress MS-06 docked to the station on 16 June 2017 at 11:37 UTC.[7]


The Progress MS-06 spacecraft delivered 2,450 kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station for the six-person crew. The following is a breakdown of cargo bound for the ISS:[3]


On 27 August 2017, Progress MS-06's engines were used for a 177-second burn to raise the ISS by around 0.97 km (average orbital altitude).[citation needed]

Undocking and decay

Progress MS-06 undocked on 28 December 2017 and re-entered the atmosphere at 04:43 UTC. Its debris entered the Pacific Ocean at 04:51:34 UTC.[7]

Launch fire

The strap-on boosters ignited dry grass on impact 600 kilometers downrange from the Baikonur Cosmodrome causing a fire 15 km across. NPO Mashinostroyeniya employed workers to clear debris. One worker was killed and another hospitalized by the fires.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ Gebhardt, Chris (16 June 2017). "Progress MS-06 launches; mission to remove Pirs module delayed".
  2. ^ Krebs, Gunter (1 December 2015). "Progress-MS 01-19". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Progress MS-06 NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2017-033A". NASA. Retrieved 24 May 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ Zak, Anatoly (14 April 2017). "Progress-MS". Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ Clark, Stephen (11 July 2016). "Launch Schedule". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. ^ NASA's Response to SpaceX's June 2015 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station (PDF). Office of Inspector General (OIG) (Report). NASA. 28 June 2016. p. 13. Retrieved 18 July 2016. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  7. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly (16 June 2017). "Progress MS-06 arrives at ISS". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Kazakh man dies in fire after Russian rocket launch". Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Russian space launch death stirs Kazakh resentment". BBC News. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Progress MS-06 Cargo Ship completes flawless Rendezvous and Docking with fresh Supplies for ISS – Progress MS-06 | Spaceflight101". Retrieved 11 October 2020.