Expedition 17 Photoarchive

October 24, 2008. MCC-M S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev.
Soyuz TMA-12 descent vehicle landing At 7:37, Moscow Time, Soyuz TMA-12 descent vehicle returned to Earth. Russian cosmonauts S. Volkov and O. Kononenko have completed their flight under the program of Expedition 17 to the International Space Station (ISS-17), and a spaceflight participant, US citizen R. Garriott has completed his flight under the program of the visiting mission 15.
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April 10, 2008, MCC-M S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev.
Soyuz TMA-12 docking to the ISS The Russian Soyuz TMA-12 manned space vehicle docked to the International Space Station.
Following a two-day free flight in near-earth orbit, the vehicle approached the ISS. Berthing was executed automatically.
At 16:57 Moscow time the vehicle docking assembly came into contact with the docking port of the docking module/compartment Pirs. At that time the ISS was within the Russian ground site coverage.
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April 8, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz-FG LV in flight According to the International Space Station (ISS) Flight Program and Russian Party commitments under the ISS Project, Soyuz TMA-12 manned space vehicle was launched at 15:16:39 Moscow time from Baikonur launch site.
The purpose of the launch is to deliver the Increment 17 (ISS-17) crew commander S. Volkov (test cosmonaut, Yu.A. Gagarin CTC RGNII), ISS-17 flight engineer O. Kononenko (test cosmonaut, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia) and spaceflight participant of the 14th visiting crew (VC-14), citizen of the Republic of Korea So Yeon Yi, the first Korean cosmonaut to the ISS.
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April 7, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
At the State commission meeting A 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. RSC Energia President and General Designer V.A. Lopota reported about readiness of the Soyuz FG/Soyuz TMA-12 rocket-space complex for further prelaunch processing. The State commission approved the prime and backup crews for the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft and the ISS-17 and also a decision was adopted to continue preparation of the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-12 rocket-space complex for fueling and launch at the set time on April 8, 2008, namely at 15 hr. 16 min Moscow time.
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April 6, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz-FG LV on the launch pad 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-12 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-12 spacecraft to the ISS Orbital Complex is planned for 08.04.2008 at 15:16 Moscow time.
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April 5, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz-FG launch vehicle At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-12 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-12 transport manned spacecraft to the launch facility and its preparation for launch planned for April 8, 2008 was adopted.
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April 4, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing the Soyuz TMA-12 manned spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
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April 3, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 primary crew In the assembly/test building primary (Sergey Volkov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Kononenko (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), So Yeon Yi (South Korea)) and backup (Maksim Suraev (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Skripochka (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), San Ko (South Korea)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-12 transportation spacecraft made a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch configuration and got acquainted with the delivered and returned equipment.
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April 1, 2008, Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-12 under the International Space Station program.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft was performed.
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March 30, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 transport spacecraft At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned spacecraft under the International Space Station program.
Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
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March 29, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 transport spacecraft At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned spacecraft under the International Space Station program.
Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned vehicle fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.
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March 27, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 primary crew The primary and backup crews of the ISS Expedition 17 and Taxi Mission 14 have entered into their final training phase in the processing facility. Sergey Volkov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Kononenko (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), So Yeon Yi (South Korea) have inspected the Soyuz TMA-12 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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At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned spacecraft under the International Space Station program.
The Technical Management meeting took place, which made a decision to fuel Soyuz TMA-12 vehicle with propellant components and compressed gases.
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March 26, 2008. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
Soyuz TMA-12 primary crew meeting Primary (Sergey Alexandrovich Volkov (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), So Yeon Yi (South Korea)) and backup (Maksim Viktorovich Suraev (Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia), Oleg Ivanovich Skripochka (S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia), San Ko (South Korea)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-12 transportation spacecraft arrived to the Baikonur launch site. At the airport they were met by the first vice president, first deputy designer general of RSC Energia Nikolai Ivanovich Zelenshchikov and other managers of the Corporation.
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At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned spacecraft under the International Space Station program.
At the spacecraft processing facility, a poster with mission logo was pasted on the payload fairing of the launch vehicle.
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February 21, 2008. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
Training sessions for backup crew of Expedition 17 S.P.Korlev RSC Energia held training sessions under the training program for the backup crew of Expedition 17 to the International Space Station (ISS-17).
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January 28, 2008. S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow Region.
The training program of the 17-th crew At Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia the training sessions were held under the training program for the International Space Station Increment 17-th crew.
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January 22, 2008. S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow Region.
Training sessions for visiting crew-14 participants Training sessions were held at Rocket&Space Corporation Energia for the spaceflight participants under the training program for the International Space Station visiting crew-14.
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September 25, 2007 S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
Training sessions were held at the S.P.Korolev RSC Energia under the program of crew training for Expedition 17 to the international Space Station.
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September 14, 2007 S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Korolev, Moscow region.
Training sessions under the International Space Station Expedition 17 (ISS-17) crews training program began at S.P. Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia led by the Corporation specialists.
Oleg Kononenko (test cosmonaut of S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, prime crew) and Maxim Suraev (test cosmonaut of Yu. Gagarin CTC RGNII, backup crew) became familiar with the tool kit for the station equipment maintenance and repair.
They were also trained on the intercomputer data exchange link software and pipelines sealing procedure.
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ISS Crew


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