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Expedition 15 Photoarchive

10/21/2007, S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
Souyz TMA-10 Descent Module landing The Descent Module of the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft has returned to Earth the commander and flight engineer of the 15th expedition of the International Space Station, as well as the space flight participant Malaysiaís national Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor who in the period from October 12 to October 21 2007 worked under the 13th visiting expedition program.
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After information on crew evacuation from the Descent Module of the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft, at the Mission Control Center (MCC-M) took place a press-conference for the Russian and foreign press.
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06/11/2007 Korolev RSC Energia - MCC, Korolev, Moscow Region.
On June 10, 2007 the International Space Station (ISS) received another manned vehicle. In addition to Soyuz TMA-10 crew rescue vehicle attached to the station, the US Space Shuttle Atlantis mated to the ISS. The vehicle approached the USOS module Destiny at 23:36 Moscow time.
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06/07/2007 Korolev RSC Energia - MCC, Korolev, Moscow area.
The spacewalk International Space Station 15th Prime Crew (ISS-15) members consisting of Fyodor Yurchikhin (Commander, Test-Cosmonaut of RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev) and Oleg Kotov (Flight Engineer, Test-Cosmonaut of RGNII CTC after Yu.A. Gagarin) have conducted the second spacewalk on outside of the station Russian Segment scheduled by the Mission Program.
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05/31/2007 Korolev RSC Energia - MCC, Korolev, Moscow area.
The Russian cosmonauts, ISS-15 expedition crewmembers Fyodor Yurchikhin (commander, Korolev RSC Energia test-cosmonaut), Oleg Kotov (flight engineer, Gagarin TsPK RGNII test cosmonaut (Cosmonaut Training Center)) conducted the first spacewalk over the station surface planned in the flight program.
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04/07/ 2007. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz-FG LV blast-off Prior to the launch At 21:31:14 Moscow Time a launch vehicle Soyuz-FG with Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur launch site to the International Space Station.
The Increment 15 (ISS-15) crew and visiting crew 12 (VC-12) are on board the Russian transport manned vehicle. Soyuz TMA-10 is carrying a crew consisting of Russian cosmonauts Oleg Valeriavich Kotov (Gagarin CTC test cosmonaut) and Fyodor Nikolaevich Yurchikhin (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia test cosmonaut), as well as a spaceflight participant of the ISS visiting crew, USA citizen, Charles Simonyi. The objective of the launch is the scheduled replacement of two ISS-14 crewmembers and of the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft that has been serving within the space station as its crew rescue vehicle since September 20, 2006.
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04/06/2007 Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
The prime and backup crews of the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraftA meeting of the State commission was held. Director of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center V.V. Tsibliev reported about the crew readiness for the planned spaceflight. General Designer and Technical Manager of manned space complexes flight tests N.N. Sevastianov reported about readiness of the Soyuz FG/Soyuz TMA-10 rocket-space complex for further prelaunch processing. The State commission approved the prime and backup crews for the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft and the ISS-15 and also a decision was adopted to continue preparation of the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-10 rocket-space complex for fueling and launch at the set time on April 7, 2007, namely at 21 hr. 31 min Moscow time.
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04/05/2007 Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz-FG launch vehicle At 5 hr 00 min Moscow time a rollout of the Soyuz spacecraft from the assembly-test facility to the launch site was provided. The Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-10 transport spacecraft was erected on the launch pad. Operations under the launch minus two days program began.
The launch of the Soyuz-FG integrated launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft to the ISS Orbital Complex is planned for 07.04.2007 at 21:31 Moscow time.
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04/04/2007 Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
LV Integration 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 General Designer N.N. Sevastiyanov and State commission under the chairmanship of V.A. Griní was held. A decision on rollout of the launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-10 transport manned spacecraft to the launch facility and its preparation for launch planned for the April 7 was adopted.
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04/03/2007 Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-10 transport spacecraft crew In the assembly-test facility the prime crew, namely F.N. Yurchikhin (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia), O.V. Kotov (Gagarin CTC), Ch. Simonyi (USA) and the backup crew R.Yu. Romanenko (Gagarin CTC), M.B. Kornienko (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia) of the Soyuz TMA-10 transport spacecraft made a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch configuration and familiarized with the delivered and returned equipment.
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Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft transportation for the general integration with LV Preparation of the Soyuz TMA-10 manned spacecraft for launch to the International Space Station is in good progress.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing the Soyuz TMA-10 manned spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
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04/01/2007. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft was performed.
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03/31/2007. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
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03/28/2007 Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
A technical management meeting chaired by RSC Designer General N.N. Sevastianov was held today at the Baikonur launch site to review the readiness of Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft for fuelling and starting irreversible operations. A decision was made to send the spacecraft on to the filling station. The filling of the spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases is scheduled for March 29, 2007.
The launch of Soyuz TMA-10 is scheduled for April 7, 2007.
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Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft crew The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 15 and Taxi Mission 12 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility. Fyodor Yurchikhin (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia), Oleg Kotov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center) and Charles Simonyi (USA) reported to General Designer N.N. Sevastianov on their readiness to proceed with the training. The cosmonauts have inspected the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft, tried on Sokol-KV spacesuits and customized contoured couches, went through the on-board documentation and the launch manifest, checked their radio communications equipment, as well as conducted a training session for scientific experiments.
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03/27/2007 Baikonur Cosmodrome, RSC Energiaís Baikonur branch.
Soyuz TMA-10 prime crew meeting The prime crew (F.N. Yurchikhin (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia), O.V. Kotov (RGNII CTC after Yu.A. Gagarin), Ch. Simonyi (USA)) and the backup crew (R.Yu. Romanenko (RGNII CTC after Yu.A. Gagarin) and M.B. Kornienko (S.P. Korolev RSC Energia) of Soyuz TMA-10 transport vehicle arrived to Baikonur cosmodrome. At the airport they were met by N.N. Sevastiyanov, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia General Designer and other Corporation managers.
The crew commanders reported to General Designer Nikolai Sevastiyanov about their readiness for preflight trainings. From March 28 through April 3 the cosmonauts will have to accomplish trainings and accept Soyuz TMA-10 space vehicle.
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03/09/2007 S.P. Korolev RSC Energia. City of Korolev, Moscow region.
Final training sessions under the crew training program for Expedition 15 of the International Space Station (ISS-15) were held under the lead of the Corporationís specialists.
Prime crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin (RSC Energia) and Oleg Kotov (RGNII GCTC) familiarized themselves with a set of tools to perform the works on hardware maintenance and repairs, the need for which may arise in the course of flight.
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03/01/2007 S.P. Korolev RSC Energia. City of Korolev, Moscow region.
General Designer N.Sevastiyanov with the crews of Expedition 15 and Russian Visiting Crew-12 President, General Designer of S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Public Corporation Energia N.N. Sevastiyanov met with the crews of Expedition 15 to the International Space Station (ISS-15) and Russian Visiting Crew-12 (VC-12) represented by Fyodor Yurchikhin (test cosmonaut from S.P. Korolev RSC Energia), Oleg Kotov (RGNII GCTC) and US citizen Charles Simonyi (VC-12 space flight participant).
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02/21/2007 Korolev, Moscow region.
Training sessions under the International Space Station Expedition 15 (ISS-15) and Visiting Crew (VC-12) training program were held at S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
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02/08/2007 Korolev, Moscow region.
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia hosted training sessions held under the Corporation specialistsí lead in accordance with the training program for International Space Station (ISS-15) Expedition crews.
Prime crew members Fyodor Yurchikhin (RSC Energia) and Oleg Kotov (RGNII CTC) familiarized themselves with a dedicated equipment, whereby scientific experiments would be conducted on the order of Japanese Aerospace Agency JAXA.
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01/31/2007 Korolev, Moscow region.
S.P. Korolev RSC Eneriga hosted traning sessions of the backup crew of the International Space Station Expedition ISS-15, including cosmonauts Mikhail Korniyenko (RSC Energia) and Roman Romanenko (RGNII CTC).
Under the Corporation specialistsí lead training sessions were conducted within the Pilot scientific experimental program. In addition, the cosmonauts familiarized themselves with sets of tools and operations to be performed during the ISS RS maintenance and repairs. Also the cosmonauts were shown the onboard equipment for the ISS Russian Segment/MCC-M intercomputer data exchange. Then they took part in the training exercise on the Integrated Stand to assemble this onboard equipment within Zvezda Module.
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01/24/2007 Korolev, Moscow region.
A training session for the back-up crew of Expedition-15 to the International Space Station was held at S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Under the direction of the Corporation specialists, cosmonauts Michail Kornienko (RSC Energia) and Roman Romanenko (Cosmonaut Training Center) familiarized themselves with the ISS information and control system, data exchange channel software, computer program "Sigma" for trajectory and navigation situation, as well as with the on-board photographic and video equipment in the Space Station Russian Segment.
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12/21/2006 Korolev, Moscow region.
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia hosted a training session for the backup crew of the 15th Expedition to the International Space Station.
Specialists of the Corporation trained cosmonauts Michail Kornienko (RSC Energia) and Roman Romanenko (Cosmonaut Training Center) in the methods of replacing software in the on-board computer system of the Russian segment of the space station, and got them acquainted with the photographic and video equipment they are to operate in flight.
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11/16/2006 Korolev, Moscow region.
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia hosted training sessions for Charles Simonyi, the US citizen, space flight participant, which are envisaged by the program of training Visiting Crew 12 for the International Space Station.
The Corporation specialists familiarized him with the photographic- and video equipment, which he will operate onboard the ISS Russian Segment.
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11/07/2006 Korolev, Moscow region.
Training sessions for the International Space Station Expedition 15 and 12 visiting crew Training sessions under the crew training program for the International Space Station Expedition 15 (ISS-15) and 12 visiting crew (VC-12) were held at one of the ZEM workshops of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
The Expedition crewmembers Fyodor Yurchikhin (RSC Energia) and Oleg Kotov (GCTC RGNII) and their backups Mikhail Kornienko and Roman Romanenko, as well as spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, US citizen, visited the habitation compartment and descent module of the vehicle. F. Yurchikhin and Ch. Simonyi evaluated their future worksites being seated in the vehicle seats and suited in Sokol-KB2 spacesuits.
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