Expedition 11 Photoarchive
04/15/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Soyuz TMA-6 manned transport spacecraft developed and manufactured at S.P. Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation
Energia was launched from the launch complex of Site #1 known as the Gagarin start.
The launch of the Souyz-FG integrated launch vehicle with the manned spacecraft was accomplished at 04:46:27 Moscow time.
Commander of Soyuz TMA-6 crew, Sergei Ê. Krikalev reported to the Co-chairman of the State Board Nikolai F. Moiseev about the crew
readiness for the flight.
The Federal Space Agency and S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia
leaders are talking with the crew members. Good wishes to the Soyuz TMA-6 crew.
The prime crew is donning flight spacesuits and performing their leak checks.
04/14/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
meeting of the State Board was held at which the Soyuz TMA-6
and ISS-11 prime and backup crews were approved, as well
as a decision was made to continue the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-6
rocket & space complex processing for filling and launch
within the scheduled time – on April 15, 2005, at 4:46 a.m.
04/13/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-FG
launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-6 transport spacecraft
left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the
launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-FG
- Soyuz TMA-6 system was erected on the launcher. First
launch day activities began.
04/12/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
In commemoration of the Day of Cosmonautics S.P. Korolev RSC Energia managers
and specialists, who are currently engaged in launch preparation of the Soyuz
TMA-6 manned transport spacecraft, laid wreaths to memorial plaques of S.P.
Korolev, the founder of practical cosmonautics, chief designer of rocket & space
systems, and Yu.A. Gagarin, the first cosmonaut of the planet.
module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz
TMA-6 spacecraft was integrated with the launch vehicle
in the LV Assembly and Testing Facility.
A meeting of the Governmental Commission
and the Technical Management was held where a decision
was made to roll out the launch vehicle carrying Soyuz
TMA-6 to the launch pad.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle,
containing Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft was transported
from the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility
to the Launch Vehicle Assembly and Testing Facility
04/10/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Soyuz TMA-6 prime and backup crews inspected
the transport spacecraft in its launch configuration
in the Assembly and Testing Facility.
04/09/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
prime crew (Sergei Krikalev (Russia), John Phillips (USA),
Roberto Vittori (Italy)) and backup crew (Mikhail Tyurin
(Russia), Daniel Tani (USA), Robert Thirsk (Canada)) of
the Soyuz TMA-6 transport spacecraft arrived to the launch
site to immediate training for the flight to the ISS scheduled
on April 15.
04/08/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft
Payload shroud roll on to the spacecraft was performed.
04/07/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft was docked with the transfer
compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing
04/06/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Fueled Soyuz TMA-6 was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility
for final processing operations.
04/05/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Fueling of the Soyuz TMA-6 transport spacecraft with propellants and compressed
gases is under way.
04/04/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Members of the prime and backup crews of the Russian Soyuz transport spacecraft
had training sessions and fit checks in the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft.
04/03/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime crew (Sergei Krikalev (Russia), John Phillips (USA), Roberto Vittori
(Italy)) and backup crew (Mikhail Tyurin (Russia), Daniel Tani (USA), Robert
Thirsk (Canada)) of the Soyuz TMA-6 transport spacecraft arrived to the cosmodrome
to accomplish training and accept the spacecraft.
03/16/2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
On March 15th RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev hosted the next practice training
under the plan for preparation of the International Space Station expedition
11 (ISS-11) crews.
03/15/2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
On performance of practice training sessions by ISS main
expedition 11 and visiting expedition 8 crews.
Assembly-and-test building on site 254 of the Cosmodrome
was used to open docking interface of Instrument
Compartment, assemble service lines of Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft and
ground network, as well as carry out the required
scope of checks.
02/16/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
transportation spacecraft Soyuz TMA-6 has been delivered
to the Baikonur launch site where it will undergo final
operations to prepare it for launch.
In the launch site processing facility, the work is drawing
to a close to prepare for launch a Russian logistics
spacecraft Progress M-52, which is to deliver to ISS
the propellant and cargoes needed for the space station
to continue its operation and to support the life and
work of its crew.