26.04.2006 Korolev, Moscow Region.
Russian cargo vehicle Progress M-56 launched on April 24, 2006 from Baikonur cosmodrome after an autonomous two-day flight in near-earth orbit docked to the International Space Station.
The vehicle rendezvous with the ISS Orbital Complex, fly-around and docking were performed in the automatic mode. The vehicle approached a free axial docking port of Russian Service Module Zvezda. At 21:41:31 Moscow time the vehicle came into contact with the docking port.
24.04.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
to the Russian Party liabilities under the International
Space Station project the Progress M-56 transport cargo
vehicle was launched from Baikonur launch site at 20:03:25
22.04.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-U
launch vehicle and the Progress M-56 spacecraft left the
Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch
pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress
M-56 system was erected on the launcher. First launch day
21.04.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
A meeting of the Governmental Commission and the Technical Management was held where a decision was made to roll out the Soyuz launch vehicle carrying Progress M-56 to the launch pad.
The orbital module was integrated with the Soyuz launch
vehicle in the processing facility.
20.04.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz launch vehicle, containing
Progress M-56 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft
processing facility for the general integration with LV.
19.04.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Designers inspection of the Progress M-56 cargo vehicle was completed in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.
Payload shroud roll on to the Progress M-56 spacecraft was performed.
18.04.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-56 transport cargo vehicle was docked with the
transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing
13.04.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Technical Management meeting which made a decision to fuel Progress M-56
cargo vehicle with propellant components and compressed gases.
Progress M-56 cargo vehicle balancing and weighing was completed.