December 18, 2009. Baikonur launch site,
branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-17 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program.
A rollout of the Soyuz spacecraft from the assembly-test facility to the launch site was provided. The Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-17 transport spacecraft was erected on the launch pad. Operations under the launch minus two days program began.