24.06.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
M-57 transport cargo vehicle was launched to the International
Space Station from Baikonur launch site at 19:08 Moscow
It carries about 2.6 tones of various cargo, including scientific hardware and
equipment to perform onboard activities under Russian and foreign partnersí programs.
22.06.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
5:00 a.m. Moscow Time, the transporter with the Soyuz-U
launch vehicle and the Progress M-57 spacecraft left the
Assembly and Testing Facility and arrived to the launch
pad for the final pre-launch processing. The Soyuz-U - Progress
M-57 system was erected on the launcher.
21.06.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The orbital module was integrated with the Soyuz-U launch
vehicle in the processing 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
Progress M-57 to the launch pad.
20.06.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Orbital module of the Soyuz-U launch vehicle, containing Progress M-57 spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV.
19.06.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
inspection of the Progress M-57 cargo vehicle was completed.
Payload shroud roll on to the cargo vehicle was performed.
18.06.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-57 transport cargo vehicle was docked with the
transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing
16.06.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Progress M-57 transport cargo vehicle was delivered to Assembly
and Test Building for SC to conduct final prelaunch operations
after being filled with the propellant and compressed gases.
14.06.2006 Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The Technical Management meeting which made a decision to fuel Progress M-57
cargo vehicle with propellant components and compressed gases.
Progress M-57 cargo vehicle balancing and weighing was completed.