|ISS – 10 years in piloted regime.
10 years ago on October 31, 2000 the Soyuz TM-31 spacecraft with Expedition 1 crew on board was launched to the International Space Station.
Soyuz TM-31 launch cover
|Progress M-08M docked with ISS.
On October 30, 2010 at 16:35 UTC the Progress M-08M unmanned supply spacecraft docked with the ISS. The space vehicle is attached to the "Pirs” module now.
At first the rendezvous sequence was performed in automatic regime. Then, in according to the decision of Mission Control Center, the rendezvous sequence was switched to manual mode at the distance of 194 meters from the station. Controlled by Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, the vehicle docked to the station smoothly.
Progress M-08M delivered about 2500 kilograms of cargo
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|Soyuz TMA-M docked to the ISS.
On October 10, 2010 at 00:01 UTC the Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft successfully docked to the International Space Station.
The space vehicle docked to the "Poisk” module. The rendezvous and docking was performed in automatic mode.
After leak check of the interface and the compartments, the hatches between the spacecraft and the station were opened and the Soyuz TMA-M crew Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Scott Kelly joined the ISS crew Douglas Wheelock, Fjodor Yurchikhin and Shannon
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|Soyuz TMA-M launch.
On October 08, 2010 at 03:10 Moscow time (October 07 at 23:10 UTC) the upgraded Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft with the crew - commander Alexander Kaleri (Russia), Oleg Skripochka (Russia) and Scott Kelly (USA) was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The Soyuz is to dock with the International Space Station on October 10. The Soyuz TMA-M crew will join the ISS crew of Expedition 25, D. Wheelock, F.Yurchikhin and S.Walker.
The Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft features a variety of avionics and computer upgrades that are being flown for the first time. The software used to control the spacecraft was tested in unmanned Progress supply ships.
|Soyuz TMA-18 – Landing.
On September 25, 2010 at 05:22 UTC the Soyuz TMA-18 capsule with the crew – Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Kornienko, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, landed successfully at a distance of 35 km from the city of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan.
NASA photo: American astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson (left), Expedition 24 flight engineer, with Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov (center), Commander of Soyuz TMA-18 and Expedition 24 and Mikhail Kornienko, flight engineer, sit in chairs outside the Soyuz capsule just minutes after they landed.
Health status of the crew was fine. All descent operations were nominal.
|Soyuz TMA-18 undocking.
On September 25, 2010 at 02:02 UTC the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft with the crew – Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Kornienko, Tracy Caldwell Dyson successfully undocked from the ISS.
|Undocking of Soyuz TMA-18 postponed.
On September 24, 2010 the departure of the Russian Soyuz TMA-18 spaceship from the International Space Station was delayed for technical reasons and will be postponed until September 25.
The undocking was to be performed at 01:39 UTC on September 24, 2010.
Russian cosmonauts Aleksander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson, who were travelling on board the space ship, returned back to the ISS.
|Progress M-07M Successfully docked to the ISS.
On September 12, 2010 at 11:57 UTC the Progress M-07M unmanned supply spacecraft successfully docked to the ISS.
The vehicle is now attached to the Russian "Zvezda” (Star) instrumentation compartment (module). The spacecraft delivered about 2.5 t of cargo to the station, including propellant, food and water, personal crew parcels, scientific hardware for many Russian biotechnological experiments.
The personal letters addressed to the cosmonauts from their families and friends were also delivered by the Progress M-07M to the station.
|Progress M-07M launch.
On September 10, 2010 at 10:22 UTC the Progress M-07M unmanned supply spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The spacecraft is to deliver more than 2.5 tons of cargoes, including oxygen, water, food and medical equipment, to the International Space Station.
|Progress M-06M undocked from the ISS.
On August 31, 2010 at 11:21 UTC the Progress M-06M unmanned supply spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station.
After separation, the Progress will continue flying autonomously for about 1.5 months. Prior to the Progress deorbiting, the "Radar-Progress” experiment is to be carried out.
On September 6, the Progress M-06M will be deorbited over the remote area of the Pacific, following the commands from the Mission control center.
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