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PROGRESS M-52 CARGO VEHICLE

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03/02/2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
MCCFollowing a two-day free flight in near-earth orbit Russian Progress M-52 cargo vehicle launched on February 28, 2005 from Baikonur cosmodrome docked to the International Space Station (ISS).
The vehicle approached a free axial docking port of Service Module Zvezda. At 23:10:08 Moscow time the vehicle came into contact with the docking port. The vehicle rendezvous with the ISS Orbital Complex, fly-about and docking were performed in the automatic mode.
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02/28/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Прогресс М-52At 22:09 Moscow Time the Soyuz-U/Progress M-52 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.
OFFICIAL PRESS-RELEASE

02/26/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-52At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle and the Progress M-52 spacecraft left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress M-52 system was erected on the launcher. First launch day activities began.
Progress M-52 space vehicle is slated to be launched to International Space Station on February 28, 2005.
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02/25/2005 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-52 to the launch pad.
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The orbital module was integrated with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle in the processing facility.
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02/24/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-52 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
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02/23/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Progress M-52 cargo vehicle was completed in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
Payload shroud roll on to the Progress M-52 spacecraft was performed.
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02/22/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-52 cargo vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment.
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02/21/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-52 fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.
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02/20/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-52 filling was completed.
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02/19/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Technical Management meeting took place, which made a decision to fuel Progress M-52 cargo vehicle with propellant components and compressed gases.
Progress M-52 cargo vehicle balancing and weighing were performed.
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02/18/2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Assembly-and-test building on site 254 of the Cosmodrome was used to conduct leak check of Progress M-52 docking port. Progress M-52 space vehicle is slated to be launched to International Space Station on February 28, 2005.
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