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21.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-55From the Baikonur cosmodrome at 21:38:20 Moscow time a Progress M-55 Transport Cargo Vehicle has been launched. The purpose of the launch is to deliver to the International Space Station the cargoes necessary to continue its operation in the manned mode, support crew life and work conditions, and top off the tanks with propellant and gases.
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19.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-55At 4:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle and the Progress M-55 spacecraft left the Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress M-55 system was erected on the launcher.
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18.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The orbital module was integrated with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle in the processing facility.
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16.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-55 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
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15.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-55 Designers inspection of the Progress M-55 cargo vehicle was completed. Payload shroud roll on to the cargo vehicle was performed.
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14.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-55 transport cargo vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
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13.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
 -7After being filled with propellant and charged with compressed gases, Progress M-55 transport cargo vehicle was delivered to Assembly and Test Building for SC to conduct final prelaunch operations.
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27.10.2005 StarCity, Moscow Region.
The Star City situated near Moscow hosted the solemn event devoted to meeting with the crew of the 11th Expedition to the International Space Station (ISS-11): Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and NASA astronaut John Phillips, as well as Gregory Olsen, US citizen, another participant of this space flight, who had returned with them to Earth and worked on the ISS under the 9th Visiting Crew (VC-9) Program.
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13.10.2005 StarCity, Moscow Region.
ISS-11The House of Cosmonauts in the Star City hosted the first press conference of the crews of Expedition 11 and the ninth taxi mission to ISS after their return from orbit.
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03.10.2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
The Russian Soyuz TMA-7 manned transport spacecraft docked to the International Space Station Orbital Complex.
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01.10.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
 -7The Russian manned transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-7, developed and manufactured by S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, has been launched to the International Space Station from the Launch Pad No.1 of the Baikonur launch site.
The launch of the integrated launch vehicle Soyuz-FG carrying Soyuz TMA-7 occurred at 07:54:53 Moscow Daylight Saving Time.
The objective of the launch is to deliver to ISS the crew of Expedition Twelve (ISS-12), and the scheduled rotation of the Expedition Eleven (ISS-11) crew and Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft which had been attached to the space station as a crew rescue vehicle since April 17, 2005.

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 -7The spacecraft commander is reporting on the crew readiness for the flight.

 -7The Federal Space Agency and S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia leaders are talking with the crew members.

 -7At the cosmonaut's training hall.
The main crew is donning flight space suits and checking them for pressure integrity.


30.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-7A meeting of the State Board was held at which the Soyuz TMA-7 and ISS-12 prime and backup crews were approved, as well as a decision was made to continue the Soyuz-FG/Soyuz TMA-7 rocket & space complex processing for filling and launch within the scheduled time on October 1, 2005, at 7:54 a.m. Moscow time.
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The prime crew consists of: Valery Ivanovich Tokarev, spacecraft commander and ISS-12 flight-engineer, flight cosmonaut of RF, test cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Colonel of RF Air Force; William Surles McArthur, Jr., spacecraft flight-engineer, ISS-12 commander, NASA astronaut, U.S. AF Retired Colonel; Gregory Hammond Olsen, spaceflight participant.

The backup crew consists of: Mikhail Vladislavovich Tyurin, spacecraft commander and ISS-12 flight-engineer, flight cosmonaut of RF, test cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev Rocket&Space Corporation Energia; Jeffrey Nels Williams, spacecraft flight-engineer, ISS-12 commander, NASA astronaut, U.S. AF Colonel; Sergey Valerievich Kostenko, spaceflight participant.

29.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-7At 5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle and the Soyuz TMA-7 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-7 system was erected on the launcher. First launch day activities began.
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28.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft was integrated with the launch vehicle in the LV Assembly and Testing Facility. This day 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-7 to the launch pad.
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27.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Soyuz TMA-7The Soyuz TMA-7 prime and backup crews inspected the transport spacecraft in its launch configuration in the Assembly and Testing Facility. Additionally the crews had a consultation on the kits of equipment that are to be delivered to and returned from orbit on-board Soyuz TMA spacecraft.
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Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft was transported from the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility to the Launch Vehicle Assembly and Testing Facility for integration.
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25.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the spacecraft was performed.
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24.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Transport vehicle Soyuz TMA-7 loaded with propellants and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations. This day the vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment.
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23.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Fueling of the Soyuz TMA-7 transport spacecraft with propellants and compressed gases is under way.
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22.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The spacecraft prime crew (V. Tokarev, W.McArthur, G. Olsen) and backup crew (M. Tyurin, D. Williams, S. Kostenko) passed training during which cosmonauts provided a fit check of individual seat liners, leak and serviceability check of spacesuits, operation with radio equipment.
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31.08.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Technical Management meeting took place, which made a decision to fuel Progress M-54 cargo vehicle with propellant components and compressed gases.
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28.08.2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev continues training sessions under the training schedule for ISS-12 and ISS-13 Expedition crews, which are going to travel to the International Space Station.
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01.07.2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
RSC Energia after S.P. Korolev continues the training sessions under the schedule for preparation of Expedition Twelve (ISS-12) crews to the International Space Station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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