Baikonur


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Baikonur

(baɪˈkəʊnə)
n
(Placename) a launching site for spacecraft in central Kazakhstan; formerly the centre for the Soviet space programme, now leased from Kazakhstan by Russia
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The only opportunity they have to meet is either during a farewell ceremony in Russia or from a distance after he goes into a mandatory quarantine in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
'In this regard, parties highlighted the importance of the project for creation of rocket complex on the territory of Baikonur Cosmodrome by modernizing the Soyuz launch pad and Soyuz-2 carrier rocket, which is of high demand in the global market of launch services.
Rocket blasts off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur to deliver Russian robot to space AKIPRESS.COM - A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket took off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Thursday to deliver to the International Space Station (ISS) the Soyuz MS-14 manned spacecraft with a Russian humanoid robot on board, TASS reports.
The Russian Defense Ministry's satellite, which was launched from the Baikonur spaceport on Tuesday, has been successfully delivered into orbit, the ministry told reporters.
The Progress 73 spacecraft will lift off at 8:10 a.m., on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (5:10 p.m.
Summary: Moscow [Russia], July 31 (Sputnik/ANI): Russia on Wednesday launched the Progress MS-12 cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Issues on further cooperation with Roscosmos and activities aimed at development of Baikonur city were discussed in Kazakhstan,Trendreports with reference to press office of akimat (administractive center) of Kyzylorda region.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has docked with the International Space Station after a fast-track trip to the orbiting laboratory.
Russia launched a space telescope Saturday from the cosmodrome in Baikonur of Kazakhstan, a joint project with Germany intended to replace one it lost in January, MSN News reported.
File- Egypt launched, Thursday, EgyptSat-A spacecraft from Kazakhstan's 'Baikonur Cosmodrome' space port.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space Station failed Thursday, triggering an emergency that sent their capsule into a steep, harrowing fall back to Earth.
Shortly after taking off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin reported a problem with the rocket's booster.