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January 12, 2010. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
Winners of the contest of young scientists and specialists Rocket-Space corporation after S.P. Korolev, science city Korolev and city of Moscow held ceremonial events in celebration of the 103rd anniversary of the birth of academician Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (12.01.1907 - 14.01.1966), the outstanding scientist, manager and founder of practical cosmonautics, General Designer of rocket-space systems, founder of the Corporation.
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December 30, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
Enlarged meeting of RSC Energia's managerial board on the New Year's Eve S.P. Korolev Rocket-Space Corporation Energia hosted the Managerial Board enlarged meeting, at which the Corporation President, General Designer V.A. Lopota summed up the Corporation activities in 2009 and set objectives for the next year.
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December 29, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
Happy New Year! Dear colleagues, the Corporation veteran workers and partners,
We appreciate sincerely your contribution to the Corporation performance. As a result, the Corporation copes successfully with the problems related to the challenging space programs and celebrates the New Year with certainty.
Happy 2010 New Year to You! We wish You new happiness and new successes, good health and cheerful mood! All the best to You, your families and relatives!

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December 28, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia - MCC-M, Korolev, Moscow region.
Communication session with the ISS crew on the eve of the New Year On the eve of the coming 2010 New Year, Moscow Mission Control Center held the televised communication session with the International Space Station Prime Crew members working in orbit.
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December 28, 2009. Kennedy Space Center, USA, Florida Ч RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev, the city of Korolev, Russia, Moscow Region.
Mini-Research Module MRM1 At Kennedy Space Center, USA, Florida, the specialists from S.P. Korolev Rocket-Space Corporation Energia started the next stage of prelaunch processing for Mini-Research Module MRM1 ("Rassvet"), which is to be delivered in the Shuttle payload compartment to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring 2010 for its subsequent operation as part of the ISS Russian Segment.
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December 25, 2009. House of Youth, the city of Saint-Petersburg - RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev, the city of Korolev, Moscow Region.
At the House of Youth, Saint-Petersburg Senior research worker Dmitriy Sposob from RSC Energia became one of the 12 finalists at the contest for winning Zvorykin Prize, the highest award for innovations for gifted young Russian scientists.
At the solemn awards ceremony for the contest finalists, which was held on December 10th within the frame-work of the Second All-Russian Youth Innovation Convent at the House of Youth, Vasilyevsky Island, Saint-Petersburg, he and other finalists competing for this prestigious prize were congratulated by V.V. Putin, the Russian Prime Minister who wished them further successes in their creative activities.
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December 23, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia - MCC-M, Korolev, Moscow region.
ISS-22 crew The Russian Soyuz TMA-17 manned transport spacecraft has docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
After a two-day free flight in low Earth orbit, the spacecraft approached the ISS. The station rendezvous, its flyby, stationkeeping and berthing were performed in automatic mode.
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December 21, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz LV take-off Soyuz TMA-17 crew In accordance with the International Space Station Mission Program and the Russian commitments under this International Project, the Soyuz TMA-17 manned transport spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 00:52:00 Moscow Time.
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December 19, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Primary crew  of  Soyuz  TMA-17 The State Commission held its meeting at Baikonur launch site where the primary and backup crews for Soyuz TMA-17 were approved and the readiness of the space launcher system was confirmed.
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December 18, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
LV Soyuz  on the launch pad At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.
A rollout of the Soyuz spacecraft from the assembly-test facility to the launch site was provided.
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December 17, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
LV Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.
In the LV Integration and Checkout Facility, the basic integration of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the upper composite has been completed.
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A meeting of the Technical management under the chairmanship of RSC Energia President and General Designer V.A. Lopota and State commission was held. A decision on rollout of the launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned spacecraft to the launch facility and its preparation for launch planned for December 21, 2009 was adopted.
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December 16, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Primary crew  of  Soyuz  TMA-17 In the assembly/test building primary (Oleg Kotov (Roscosmos, Russia), Timothy Creamer (NASA, USA), Soichi Noguchi (JAXA, Japan),) and backup (Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos, Russia), Douglas Wheelock (NASA, USA), Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA, Japan)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-17 transportation spacecraft made a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch configuration and got acquainted with equipment to be delivered and returned to the ground.
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Orbital module containing the Soyuz TMA-17Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing the Soyuz TMA-17 manned spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
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December 14, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
At 13 hours: 38 minutes Moscow Time Launch Vehicle (LV) Proton-M with Upper Stage (US) DM and three spacecraft (SC) GLONASS-M was launched from Cosmodrome Baikonur.
The launch objective is to augment Russian constellation of global navigation satellite system GLONASS by the addition of new SC.
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December 14, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned vehicle At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft was performed.
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December 12, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned vehicle At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.
Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned vehicle fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations. Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment.
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December 10, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Primary crew  of  Soyuz  TMA-17 The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 22 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility.
Oleg Kotov (Roscosmos, Russia), Timothy Creamer (NASA, USA), Soichi Noguchi (JAXA, Japan), Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos, Russia), Douglas Wheelock (NASA, USA), Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA, Japan) have inspected the Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft, tried on Sokol-KV spacesuits and customized contoured couches, went through the on-board documentation and the launch manifest.
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December 9, 2009. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Primary crew  of  Soyuz  TMA-17 at the Baykonur launch site Primary (Timothy John Creamer (NASA, USA), Kotov Oleg Valerievich (Roscosmos, Russia), Soichi Noguchi (JAXA, Japan)) and backup (Douglas Harry Wheelock (NASA, USA), Shkaplerov Anton Nickolaevich (Roscosmos, Russia), Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA, Japan)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-17 transportation spacecraft arrived to the Baikonur launch site.
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December 8, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
Training sessions under the crew training program for the ISS expeditions S.P. Korolev Rocket-Space Corporation Energia hosted training sessions under the crew training program for the International Space Station expeditions.
The Corporation specialists introduced Russian cosmonauts M. Serov, Y. Serova and N. Tikhonov to special features of the structure and operational use of combined propulsion system for transport manned space vehicle Soyuz TMA, answered the questions asked by the cosmonauts in the course of the sessions.
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December 7, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
Presentation of MRM1 and Equipment to be delivered in MRM1 at RSC Energia A presentation of the flight model of the Mini Research Module (MRM1) and equipment to be delivered in it was held at S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia the day before their shipment to the USA for processing before the launch to the International space Station in the Space Shuttle payload bay in May 2010.
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December 4, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
A session of the Council of Chief Designers S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia held a session of the Council of Chief Designers chaired by the Corporation President and General Designer V.A. Lopota.
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December 4, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia held a session of the Corporation's Dissertation Review Board headed by the Chairman of the Corporation's Scientific Council, the full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences V.P.Legostaev.
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December 1, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia - MCC-M, Korolev, Moscow region.
Landing of manned space vehicle Soyuz TMA-15 The Soyuz TMA-15 descent module (DM) returned to ground at 10:15 Moscow time. All DM reentry, search and landing operations were performed nominally.
Russian cosmonaut R. Romanenko (Soyuz TMA-15 crew commander), ESA astronaut, citizen of Belgium F. de Winne and astronaut of Canadian Space Agency R. Thirsk (both are flight engineers of Souyz TMA-15 vehicle) completed their flight to the International Space Station (ISS) under the ISS Expedition 20/21 Program.
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December 1, 2009. S.P. Korolev Baikonur Branch Office, Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Upper Stage DM-SLB delivered Spacecraft (SC) Intelsat 15 to target geosynchronous transfer orbit. SC mass is about 2.5 tons.
Launch was performed under the Land Launch Program with launch vehicle Zenit-2SB used (launch took place of December 1st at 00 hours 00 minutes Moscow Time).
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