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Russia to make launches from Baikonur until 2024

Head of the Russian Space Agency Igor Komarov declared that Russia will be continuing launches from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome until 2024, when it will switch to its own Vostochny Cosmodrome.

Russia to make launches from Baikonur until 2024
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Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome celebrates its 60th anniversary

Today Kazakhstan’s Baikonur celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome celebrates its 60th anniversary
Photo courtesy of mgov.kz
Kazakh officials discuss connection between Proton launches and saiga deaths

Is there a connection between the mass die-out of saigas in Kazakhstan and rocket launches from Baikonur cosmodrome?

Kazakh officials discuss connection between Proton launches and saiga deaths
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Kazakhstan's plans to transition to ecologically safe rockets disrupted

Kazakhstan is experiencing disruptions in the transition from Proton carrier rocket to more environmentally friendly Angara booster.

Kazakhstan's plans to transition to ecologically safe rockets disrupted
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Russia & Kazakhstan quid pro quo on Baikonur

Two new Kazakh-Russian intergovernmental agreements concerning Baikonur Cosmodrome are a possibility.

Russia & Kazakhstan quid pro quo on Baikonur
Preparing Kazakhstan's KazSat-3 communications satellite in Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA News
KazSat-3 satellite reaches its orbital position

KazSat-3 communications satellite assisted by a Proton-M carrier rocket has reached the designated orbital position,.

KazSat-3 satellite reaches its orbital position
Assembly and testing block at Baikonour.
Tourists may be allowed at Baikonur during EXPO-2017

Russia and Kazakhstan are expected to sign bulk of documents on space tourism projects early 2014, Ministry of Industry and New Technology reported earlier.

Tourists may be allowed at Baikonur during EXPO-2017
Photo © Baurbek Konyrov
Own satellites are a must for Kazakhstan: Musabayev

Talgat Musabayev, chief of Kazakhstan's space industry, has responded to the adversaries of space industry development in Kazakhstan.

Own satellites are a must for Kazakhstan: Musabayev
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Kazakhstan presses Russia to follow its laws at Baikonur

In particular, Kazakhstan wants to cover the cosmodrome’s territory with its Ecological Code.

Kazakhstan presses Russia to follow its laws at Baikonur
Putin unveils $50 bn drive for Russian space supremacy
Putin unveils $50 bn drive for Russian space supremacy

President Vladimir Putin unveiled a new $50 billion drive for Russia to preserve its status as a top space power, including the construction of a brand new cosmodrome.

Putin unveils $50 bn drive for Russian space supremacy
At Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Baikonur may become one of EXPO-2017 centers in Kazakhstan

Baikonur space center is going to be part of the EXPO-2017 in Kazakhstan.

Baikonur may become one of EXPO-2017 centers in Kazakhstan
Rocket launch from Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Russia warns Kazakhstan in Baikonur cosmodrome dispute

Russia has warned Kazakhstan it could withdraw from joint projects if Astana insists on restricting satellite launches from Russia's rented Baikonur cosmodrome.

Russia warns Kazakhstan in Baikonur cosmodrome dispute
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There are no ultimatums in Russia's note on Baikonur: Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry

Kazakhstan and Russia are in a normal negotiations process on further cooperation at Baikonur cosmodrome and there is no need to make a boom over this issue: Foreign Ministry.

There are no ultimatums in Russia's note on Baikonur: Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry
Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Russia and Kazakhstan continue joint development of Baikonur: Roscosmos

Russia and Kazakhstan are implementing perspective projects on the use of Baikonur cosmodrome, including creation of Baiterek joint launching facility.

Russia and Kazakhstan continue joint development of Baikonur: Roscosmos
Rocket launch from Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Baikonur will develop regardless of Russia's presence: Mussabayev

Head of Kazakhstan Space Agency talked about the future development of Baikonur in case Russia moves out to Vostochnyi cosmodrome.

Baikonur will develop regardless of Russia's presence: Mussabayev
Baikonur cosmodrome. Stock photo of Tengrinews.kz
Equipment at Baikonur will last for 10 years only

And it is not by accident that by this time Russia plans to build a cosmodrome of its own [Vostochny] in its own territory: National Space Agency’s Strategic Plan for 2011-2015.

Equipment at Baikonur will last for 10 years only
Baikonur cosmodrome. RIA Novosti©
Russia’s State Space Agency Head to visit Kazakhstan to discuss the drop zone for rocket debris

Plans are there to secure a long-term agreement so that not to obtain a permit for each individual launch.

Russia’s State Space Agency Head to visit Kazakhstan to discuss the drop zone for rocket debris
Baikonur cosmodrome. Stock photo of Tengrinews.kz
President Nazarbayev ratifies amendments into Baikonur lease agreement

The protocol had been initially signed in Almaty February 20, 2008.

President Nazarbayev ratifies amendments into Baikonur lease agreement
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Kazakh MP wants $1 billion in rent for Baikonur

The minimum cost of Baikonur cosmodrome annual rent should be $1 billion: Amangeldy Momyshev.

Kazakh MP wants $1 billion in rent for Baikonur
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Mussabayev talked about Russia's benefits from Baikonur

Talgat Mussabayev from Kazakh National Space Agency spoke about Russia's profit from Baikonur. Kazakhstan needs ways to continue the cosmodromes operations in case Russia moves away to its own space centers.

Mussabayev talked about Russia's benefits from Baikonur
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