21.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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.
19.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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.
18.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The orbital module was integrated with the Soyuz-U launch vehicle in the processing facility.
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.
15.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Progress M-55 cargo vehicle
was completed. Payload shroud roll on to the cargo vehicle
14.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-55 transport cargo vehicle was docked with the transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
13.12.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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
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
13.10.2005 StarCity, Moscow Region.
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.
03.10.2005 Korolev, Moscow Area.
The Russian Soyuz TMA-7 manned transport spacecraft docked to the International
Space Station Orbital Complex.
01.10.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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.
spacecraft commander is reporting on the crew readiness
for the flight.
Federal Space Agency and S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation
Energia leaders are talking with the crew members.
the cosmonaut's training hall.
The main crew is donning flight space suits and checking
them for pressure integrity.
30.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
27.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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.
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.
25.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the spacecraft was performed.
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.
23.09.2005 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Fueling of the Soyuz TMA-7 transport spacecraft with propellants and compressed gases is under way.
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.
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.
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.
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