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Baikonur as UNESCO object!

Roscosmos State Corporation would like to see Baikonur Cosmodrome  UNESCO World Heritage List in future. Founded on  2 June 1955, currently rented by Russian state from Kazakhstan to at least 2050, Baikonur is something more than test range or a launch site. it is piece of history, place where first object (Sputnik-1) was launched and…
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Soyuz prepared to deliver to orbit infra red observation satellite from Baikonur

Soyuz 2-1A rocket with Fregat-M upper stage was delivered today on railed platform to Site 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Rocket will deliver Kanopus-V-IK, observation satellite for Roscosmos along with 73 other spacecrafts from different companies and organizations. Launch is planned for Friday, at 06:36 UTC. Satellite was originally developed as Kanopus-V 2 by…
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“Federation” delayed and moved from Vostochny to Baikonur

It seems that plans to leave Baikonur and switching to Vostochny Cosmodrome will not be as fast and easy as Roscosmos would like to. According to TASS, first launches of Federation spacecraft will be performed from legendary complex in Kazakhstan, not from the latest cosmodrome in eastern Russia. "Federation" spacecraft which was designed as successor…
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Russian plans for future of Baikonur unveiled !

After maiden mission performed on April 28, 2016, from Vostochny cosmodrome, it seemed that it is matter of time when Baikonur Cosmodrome will pass to the history of Russian space exploration. Now probably this moment will be postponed to the future. Russian conception of extending possibilities of owned by Kazakhstan Baikonur Cosmodrome dates back in the…
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Russian Military Satellite Blagovest No. 12L: Now in Orbit!

What comes as important news is that Russia has successfully launched an all-new satellite for military-related communications. With the deployment of the satellite, it’s now possible to send and receive streams of data to over 22000 miles in the outer space. The Proton rocket carried the satellite into space from Baikonur Cosmodrome space center located…
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The success of Mars Express spacecraft

ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has continued getting main software upgrades which will enable it extend its service life for many years to come. The space agency on Sunday uploaded the updated veteran deep space probe’s computers. This will remain stored in the device’s memory until a programmed restart on April 16th. The success if this…
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Communication with Angosat-1 restored!

RSC Energia announced officially on December 29, 2017 that they managed to resume communications with recently launched Angosat-1 satellite. Satellite was launched from Site 45/1 at Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 26,2017 on the top of the Zenit-3F rocket. Communication with satellite was lost shortly after deploying it by Fregat upper stage on 36000 km GEO…
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Troubles of Angosat-1 after launch

After successful launch Angosat-1, first satellite owned by Angola, lost contact with ground. Satellite was launched on the top of the Zenit-3F rocket from Site 45/1 at Baikonur Cosmodrome on December 26 at 19:00 UTC. Ukrainian rocket was one of the last rockets from batch delivered before Crimea crisis and start of embargo for Ukrainian…
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Soyuz MS-07 launched !

Following two days will be quite busy on International Space Station. Soyuz MS-07 already begun its journey to the Station, Dragon CRS-13 was launched on Friday and already docked with supplies to Earth facing Harmony module docking port. Dragon with 1560 kg of pressurized and 645 kg of unpressurized cargo was launched on the top…
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Problems with Progress MS-07 still not fully explained

Roscosmos gave recently more details regarding not successful launch attempt of Soyuz-2.1A with Progress MS-07 performed on October 12, 2017 at Baikonur Cosmodrome. To remind whole situation: Progress MS-07 first launch attempt took place on October 12, 2017 from Launch Site 31/6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome at 09:32 UTC. Unfortunately seconds before ignition of the main…
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