Later, a source told RIA Novosti that the docking of Russia's Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft with the International Space Station (ISS) may be impossible following the reported loss of telemetry with the space vehicle shortly after the launch on Thursday.
"The wreckage presumably fell in Tuva, its search is being organized," the source told RIA Novosti.
Another source told RIA Novosti that launches of Soyuz-U carrier rockets may be suspended until the situation with the abnormal work of the engine of the third stage is clarified.
"A state investigation commission has been formed and started work at Baikonur. A decision is most likely to be made to suspend the launches of Soyuz-U carrier rockets until the investigation of the incident is over," the source told RIA Novosti.
Earlier in the day, Russian Soyuz-U carrier rocket was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome carrying the new Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft. The Progress space freighter has been carrying more than 2.6 metric tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the Expedition 50 crew aboard the ISS.