10/16/2004 Korolev, Moscow Region.
Russian Soyuz TMA-5 manned transport spacecraft docked to
the Orbital Complex of the International Space Station (ISS).
Following a two-day free flight in near-earth orbit and
upon completion of all the required rendezvous operations
until the station-keeping in an automated mode relative
to the Space Station, Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft approached
the ISS Orbital Complex. At the final rendezvous and birthing
stage at a distance of about 50 m from the Complex the crew
instructed by the Flight Director switched to the manual
control mode, and performed all subsequent operations (spacecraft
escape from the Complex, station-keeping relative to the
Complex, rendezvous, birthing and docking to the Complex)
in interaction with the Mission Control Center (MCC-M) in
Moscow area in compliance with the onboard procedures.
10/14/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Russian manned transportation spacecraft Soyuz TMA-5 developed
and manufactured at the S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation
Energia was launched to the International Space Station
(ISS), in low-Earth orbit since November 1998.
The launch of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle carrying the Soyuz
TMA-5 spacecraft took place at 7:06:28 Moscow Daylight Saving
The purpose of the launch is the delivery to the ISS of
the crew of Expedition Ten (ISS-10), the scheduled rotation
of the Expedition Nine crew (ISS-9) and replacement of Soyuz
TMA-4, which has been providing assured crew return functionality
as a part of the space station since April 21, 2004.
10/13/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
meeting of the State Board was held at which the Soyuz TMA-5
and ISS-10 prime and backup crews were approved, as well
as a decision was made to continue the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-5
rocket & space complex processing for filling and launch
within the scheduled time.
The prime crew consists of: Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov,
spacecraft commander and ISS-10 flight-engineer, flight
cosmonaut of RF, instructor-test cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin
Cosmonaut Training Center, Colonel of RF Air Force; Leroy
Chiao, spacecraft flight-engineer-1, ISS-10 commander, NASA
astronaut; Yuri Georgievich Shargin, spacecraft flight-engineer-2,
ISS visiting crew flight-engineer, Lieutenant Colonel of
RF Space Troops.
10/12/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-FG
launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-5 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-5 system was erected on the launcher. First
launch day activities began.
10/11/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing
Soyuz TMA-5 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-5 to the launch pad.
10/10/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz
TMA-5 spacecraft was transported from the Spacecraft Assembly
and Testing Facility to the Launch Vehicle Assembly and
Testing Facility for integration.
10/09/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Soyuz TMA-5 prime and backup crews inspected the transport
spacecraft in its launch configuration in the Spacecraft
Assembly and Testing Facility.
10/08/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-5
spacecraft was performed.
10/07/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Fueled Soyuz TMA-5 was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly
and Testing Facility for final processing operations.
Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft was docked with
the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and
10/06/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Fueling of the Soyuz TMA-5 transport spacecraft with propellants
and compressed gases is under way.
10/05/2004 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-5 spacecraft.
TMA-5 transport spacecraft was railed to the fueling station.
10/04/2004 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The prime crew (Salizhan Sharipov (Russia), Leroy Chiao
(USA), Yuri Shargin (Russia)) and backup crew (Valery Tokarev
(Russia), William McArthur (USA)) of the Soyuz TMA-5 transport
spacecraft arrived to the cosmodrome to accomplish training
and accept the spacecraft.
09/09/2004 Korolev, Moscow Region.
From September 6 through September 8, 2004 S.P. Korolev
RSC Energia hosted routine training sessions for Salizhan
Sharipov and Leroy Chiao and their backup cosmonauts Valeriy
Takarev and Willliam McArthur under the crew training program
for the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition-10
The Russian cosmonaut Yury Shargin, visiting crew (VC-7)
member, also took part in the training sessions.
08/30/2004 Korolev, Moscow Region.
From August 26 through August 30, 2004 S.P. Korolev RSC
Energia hosted routine training sessions for the Russian
cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov and his backup cosmonaut Valeriy
Tokarev under the crew training program for the International
Space Station (ISS) Expedition 10 Crew.
08/20/2004 Korolev, Moscow Region.
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia hosted the training sessions for
Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov and his backup cosmonaut
Valeriy Tokarev under the Program of International Space
Station (ISS) Expedition 10 Crew.
06/23/2004 Korolev, Moscow Region.
Practice training of Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov
and American astronaut Leroy Chiao under the program of
expedition 10 of the International Space Station was performed
at the S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.