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12/26/2004

Korolev, Moscow Area.
Progress M-51Following a two-day free flight in near-earth orbit Russian Progress M-51 cargo vehicle launched on December 24, 2004 from Baikonur cosmodrome docked to the International Space Station (ISS).
At 02:57:47 Moscow time the vehicle came into contact with the station axial docking port of the Russian Service Module Zvezda. The vehicle rendezvous with the on-orbit complex ISS, fly-about and docking were performed in the automatic mode. During the vehicle closing to the station, i.e. final approach, the vehicle and Space Station were within the Russian ground site coverage.
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Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The DM-type Space Upper Stage delivered three Russian satellites of the Glonass navigation system (two Glonass satellites and one Glonass-M satellite) to near-earth orbit.
The Upper Stage with satellites was launched from low neat-earth orbit where they were injected by the Proton-K launch vehicle the launch of which was performed from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 16:53, Moscow time.
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12/24/2004

Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Progress M-51 transport cargo vehicle has been put into a near-earth orbit. The start of the vehicle as part of the Soyuz-U/Progress M-51 rocket-space complex was performed from the Baikonur cosmodrome at 01:19:34 a.m. Moscow time.
The launch objective is to deliver needed cargoes to the International Space Station to continue its functioning. The launch is performed in line with the Russian party commitments on the ISS project and its flight program.
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12/22/2004

Baikonur Cosmodrome
Progress M-51At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle and the Progress M-51 spacecraft left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress M-51 system was erected on the launcher.
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12/21/2004

Baikonur Cosmodrome
A meeting of the Governmental Commission and the Technical Management was held where a decision was made to roll out the launch vehicle carrying Progress M-51 to the launch pad.
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The orbital module was integrated with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle in the processing facility.
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12/20/2004

Baikonur Cosmodrome
Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-51 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
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12/17/2004

Baikonur Cosmodrome
Designers inspection of the Progress M-51 cargo vehicle and payload shroud roll on to the cargo vehicle was completed in the Spacecraft Assembly and Test Facility.
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11/30/2004

Korolev, Moscow Region.
On the initiative of the Association of Foreign Journalists, whose members are currently working in Russia (with Adib Al-Sayed acting as the Association's President), the management of S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia met with the representatives of foreign mass media (MM). The meeting was also attended by the invited Russian journalists.
The central and regional mass media aimed at familiarizing the world community and the Russian public with current and advanced developments created by S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
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11/29/2004

Korolev, Moscow Region.
The International Space Station Expedition 10 crew (ISS-10), namely, Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov and US astronaut Leroy Chiao performed an in-flight operation for relocation of manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-5 from the ISS Russian Segment module Pirs docking port to module Zarya docking port, from which on 24 October 2004 Soyuz TMA-4 undocked and returned the ISS 9 Expedition crew and the 7th visiting crew (VC-7) to the ground.
The relocation was aimed at clearing module Pirs docking port to support the crew egresses into space, the nearest of which is scheduled on January 2005.
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