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Year: 2017
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia
During 2017, Russia continued operating ## orbital launch spaceports within its territory. A ## spaceport, Baikonur Cosmodrome, is Russia’s...
Year: 2016
Country: Russia
## are the ## operational orbital launch spaceports within Russian territory. However, the busiest Russian orbital launch spaceport continued to be...
Year: 2015
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia
There are three active or planned orbital space launch sites in Russia: Dombarovskiy, Plesetsk, and Vostochny. But in 2015, the site the Russians launched ##% of their space launch vehicles was from Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Of the ## Russian launches conducted, ##...
Year: 2014
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia
Vostochny Cosmodrome, formerly an old nuclear missile base called Svobodny, is slated to become Russia’s newest spaceport when it begins operations in 2015. After years of delay, construction at the site began in 2011 at an estimated cost of $## billion. The cosmodrome is located in Russia’s...
Year: 2013
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia
Baikonur Cosmodrome was Russia’s first spaceport, beginning operations in 1957. It is also the largest spaceport in the world in terms of area, and it is the world’s busiest spaceport in terms of number of orbital launches. It is located in what is now the independent country of Kazakhstan,...
Year: 2012
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia
Russia operates orbital flights from two main spaceports, Baikonur and Plesetsk, and is in the process of building a new spaceport. Baikonur is by far the most important Russian spaceport, even though it lies within the territory of another country. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in...
Year: 2011
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia
After several years of delays and false starts, Russia began construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far East in January 2011. During the year, workers completed geological surveys of the site and approved overall site plans. Workers’ housing and other preliminary facilities were...
Year: 2010
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia
The Russian space program has continued to use the main Soviet launch site at Baikonur in Kazakhstan since the end of the Cold War. Russia has extended its lease of the facilities at Baikonur through 2050, and there are joint Russian-Kazakh projects to prepare the spaceport to support launches of...
Year: 2009
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia
In October 2009 Russian officials confirmed Vostochny, located in Russia’s Far East region, as the site for a new spaceport, after several years of analysis of potential sites. The Russian government has long wanted an alternative site to Baikonur, which became a part of Kazakhstan following the...
Year: 2008
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia
Founded in 1955 by the Soviet Union, the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is the world’s oldest and largest spaceport. It supports several generations of Russian spacecraft: Soyuz, Molniya, Proton, Tsyklon, Dnepr, and the Zenit. Baikonur’s storied history dates back to the launch of Sputnik,...

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