08/11/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
09:03 a.m. Moscow Time the Soyuz-U/Progress M-50 Rocket
and Space Complex was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome.
The launch objective is to deliver necessary cargoes to
the International Space Station (ISS) to continue operation
of the Orbital Complex and create habitation and working
conditions for the crew under the ISS Mission Program and
the Russian Side's commitments under the ISS Project.
08/09/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-U
launch vehicle and the Progress M-50 spacecraft left the
Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch
pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress
M-50 system was erected on the launcher.
08/08/2004 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-50 to the launch
The orbital module was integrated with
the Soyuz-U launch vehicle in the processing facility.
08/06/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing
Progress M-50 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft
processing facility for the general integration with LV.
08/05/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Progress M-50 cargo vehicle
was completed in the spacecraft processing facility.
Payload shroud roll on to the Progress M-50 spacecraft was