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PROGRESS M-49 CARGO VEHICLE

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05/27/2004 Korolev, Moscow Region.
Progress M-49Russian unmanned logistics spacecraft Progress M-49 launched from Baikonur on May 25, 2004, has docked today with the International Space Station (ISS) after two days of free flight in low Earth orbit.
The spacecraft made its approach to a free axial docking port on the Service Module Zvezda of the ISS. The initial contact occurred at 17:55 Moscow Daylight Saving Time. The spacecraft approach to the ISS, its fly-around and docking were performed in an automated mode. At the final stage of the spacecraft approach to the space station, during its fly-around and docking they were within the visibility zone of the Russian ground tracking stations.
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05/25/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-49In compliance with the International Space Station (ISS) flight program and obligations of the Russian Party under the ISS Project rocket and space complex Soyuz-U/Progress M-49 was launched at 16:34:23 Moscow summer time from Baikonur cosmodrome.
The aim of the launch is to deliver necessary cargoes to the ISS to continue operation of the on-orbit complex and create habitation and working conditions for the crew.
OFFICIAL PRESS-RELEASE

05/23/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-49At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle and the Progress M-49 spacecraft left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress M-49 system was erected on the launcher.
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05/22/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The orbital module was integrated with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle in the processing facility.
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05/21/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-49 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
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05/20/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Progress M-49 cargo vehicle was completed in the spacecraft processing facility.
Payload shroud roll on to the Progress M-49 spacecraft was completed.
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05/18/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-49 filling was completed.
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05/17/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Today the Technical Management meeting was held where a decision on Progress M-49 filling with propellant components and gases was made.
Cargo vehicle balancing and weighing was performed at the SC assembly & testing facility. Then Progress M-49 cargo vehicle was transferred to the filling station.
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