Soyuz TM-19 Spacecraft Prepared For Launch

The following photos show the process whereby the Soyuz TM-19 spacecraft was prepared for launch, integrated with its launch vehicle, and then moved to the pad. Launch is scheduled from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 15 June at 5:35 pm EDT. On board will be Fyodor Yurchikhin, Douglas Wheelock, and Shannon Walker.

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June 13, 2010. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-19 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-19 transport spacecraft was erected on the launch pad. Operations under the launch minus two days program began. The launch of the Soyuz-FG integrated launch vehicle with the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft to the ISS Orbital Complex is planned for June 16, 2010 at 01:35 Moscow time.

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June 12, 2010. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-19 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program. In the LV Integration and Checkout Facility, the basic integration of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the upper composite has been completed.

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June 11, 2010. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-19 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program. In the assembly/test building primary Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos, Russia), Douglas Wheelock, Shannon Walker (NASA, USA) and backup (Dmitriy (Roscosmos, Russia), Katherine Coleman (NASA, USA), Paolo Nespoli (ESA, Italy)) crews of the Soyuz TMA-19 transportation spacecraft made a check inspection of the spacecraft in the launch configuration and got acquainted with equipment to be delivered and returned to the ground.

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June 11, 2010. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-19 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program. Orbital module of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle, containing the Soyuz TMA-19 manned spacecraft was transported from the spacecraft processing facility for the general integration with LV. <

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June 9, 2010. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-19 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program. Designers inspection of the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft was completed.

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Payload shroud roll on to the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft was performed.

June 7, 2010. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-19 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program. Soyuz TMA-19 transport manned vehicle was docked with a transfer compartment in the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility.

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June 6, 2010. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia

At Baikonur launch site the preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TMA-19 transport manned vehicle under the International Space Station program. Soyuz TMA-19 transport manned vehicle fuelled with propellant components and compressed gases was delivered to the Spacecraft Assembly and Testing Facility for final processing operations.

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June 4, 2010. Baikonur launch site, branch office of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia

The prime and backup crews for the ISS-24/25 initiated a final training phase at the Launch Site. Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos, Russia), Douglas Wheelock, Shannon Walker (NASA, USA), Dmitriy Kondratiev (Roscosmos, Russia), Katherine Coleman (NASA, USA) and Paolo Nespoli (ESA, Italy) had training sessions onboard the spacecraft, acquainted with the onboard documentation and the content of cargoes launched and also made a fitting of the Sokol-KB space suits and individual liners. Today a meeting of Technical Management was held where a decision to fill the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft with propellant components and compressed gases was accepted.

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