Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

"Baikonur" cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan and is the first and the world's largest space center. More than half of the world's space launches took place here. And when the program eliminated the American "shuttles" Russia is the only country in the world that sends people into space.

Journey on the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome

Start of construction "Baikonur" started February 12, 1955 and was fully completed in 1957. However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s Baikonur Kazakhstan retired and now leased by Russia until

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Progress in the creation of the launch complex Angara

Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu has made a working trip to the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, where to get acquainted with the state of universal Baikonur launch site, as well as the work on the creation of a unified launch complex "Angara".

 

 

At the Baikonur Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu held a working meeting, where he heard reports of the heads of relevant offices and departments on various aspects of the further development of infrastructure, and identified the main tasks of modernization and technical complex Baikonur.

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Take-off point: the legendary space launch

 

Baikonur

The word "Baikonur" can be translated from Kazakh as "rich valley". This man-made oasis, who grew up in the middle of the desert, was the cradle of world space. Hence, we have launched the first ever satellite, launched Gagarin here, what to say — most of the significant events of the space age (sorry, the moon did not have time!) Associated with this place. Stillthirdall the world starts from the Baikonur. Now launch site, located on the territory of Kazakhstan, Russia rents for $ 115 million a year. Sometimes

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Started testing Progress M-12M at the cosmodrome Baikonur

July 14. The cosmodrome "Baikonur" began testing cargo spacecraft "Progress M-12M". In the assembly building site 254 calculations of "RSC" Energia "SP Korolev" and FSUE "TSENKI" — Space Center, "South" began to screening systems inclusions cargo spacecraft "Progress M-12M". The inspections revealed the correctness of the autonomous functioning of its systems and equipment. Launch of a space rocket "Soyuz-U" with the ship "Progress M-12M" is scheduled in August. Truck must be delivered to the ISS more than 2.5 tonnes of cargo:

scientific equipment, fuel components to maintain the angle station, food water and air for astronauts consumables,

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Experts fueled Russian communications satellite Express-AM4

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MOSCOW, August 1 — RIA Novosti. The most powerful and high-tech to date Russian communications satellite "Express-AM4" fueled at the Baikonur Cosmodrome (sic, fuel loaded into the launcher) in preparation for the launch of the spacecraft, scheduled for August 18, with the help of the carrier rocket "Proton- M ", according to a statement on the website of Roscosmos.

"This morning the finishing chamber assembly and test facility site 92A-50 Baikonur began filling fuel components propulsion spacecraft" Express-AM4 "- said in a statement.

Satellite "Express-AM4" developed by the Center Khrunichev is compatible with the company

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Soyuz TMA-09M with a new expedition crew docks with ISS

Docking took place at the estimated time: six hours after launch automatically. After comparing pressure passageways are open, and the new crew "vplyvet" from the "Union" to the station.

Flew to the ISS Space Agency astronaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and astronaut from the European Space Agency (ESA) Luke Parmitano. The most experienced among them — Jurchihin for which the flight was the fourth of his career. Nyberg before flying to the ISS once the U.S. space shuttle, on the "Union" it flew for the first time. Luke Parmitano had no previous experience of space

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Short circuit flight to the ISS. Union made it to the ISS up to 8 times faster than normal

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A short flight to the scheme MCOP. "Soyuz TMA-08M 'docked with the ISS, just six hours after launch from Baikonur. First flight takes at least two days, says the Russian Space Agency. "Union" with the new ISS crew took off at 00:43 MSK from the launch complex of the platform number 1 of Baikonur. On the International Space Station ship docked at 06:28 MSK. "Docking performed by commands from Earth in the estimated time, in automatic mode" — quoted by RIA "Novosti" representative of

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From the Baikonur Cosmodrome launched the Russian ship Progress M-10M

To the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today launched the second this year, the Russian ship "Progress" with cargo and packages for astronauts. This was reported in the Mission Control Center near Moscow.

Similarly, at the estimated time at 17:05 MSK, with the first, "Gagarin" launch pad was launched rocket "Soyuz-U" with a cargo ship "Progress M-10M", which carries into orbit more than 2.6 tons of cargo. After two days, "truck" delivers the ISS crew food, water, fuel, equipment, parcels from their families.

In addition to standard cargo ship will bring a new

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From the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the ISS was launched manned spacecraft Soyuz with an international crew

The Russian "Soyuz", launched today from Baikonur, went into orbit.

"Today at 00:41 MSK" Soyuz TMA-09M "separated from the rocket and went into orbit" — a correspondent reported. ITAR-TASS in Baikonur.

 

On board the "Soyuz TMA-09M" crew MKS-36/37 expedition in the Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano. They will have to work in orbit for more than four months.

"All three of them are doing well," — said in Baikonur.

Baikonur / Kazakhstan /, May 29. /

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Was successfully launched from Baikonur anniversary Proton-M

Russian carrier rocket series "Proton-M" put on the reference orbit Dutch satellite SES-4 (NSS-14). This RIA Novosti reported. This launch was to "Proton-M" 70th in a row since the beginning of its commercial operation in April 1995.

"The launch took place at the estimated time — 23:36 Moscow time on February 14. Department of the satellite from the upper stage" Briz-M booster rocket "Proton-M" is scheduled for 8:48 Moscow time on February 15, "- said the agency representatives GKPNTS name Khrunichev, which has been producing a series of carrier rockets "Proton-M".

SES-4 satellite was supposed to

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