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Russia to launch Proton without Kazakhstan's consent

Russia will launch a Proton carrier rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome without Kazakhstan’s consent.

Russia to launch Proton without Kazakhstan's consent
Erlan Idrissov. Photo courtesy of kursiv.kz
Kazakhstan hoping to expand its presence at Baikonur

The expansion will envisage joint efforts of the two nations and will not be to the detriment of relations with Russia, according to him.

Kazakhstan hoping to expand its presence at Baikonur
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In 2015-2018 Russia plans to shift a part of space launches from the Kazakhstan-based Baikonur cosmodrome

When Vostochny is ready, Russia will still stick to the plans of joint use of Baikonur in partnership with Kazakhstan for decades to come: Russia’s Vice Foreign Minister.

In 2015-2018 Russia plans to shift a part of space launches from the Kazakhstan-based Baikonur cosmodrome
Crash site of Proton-M carrier rocket. Photo by Baubek Konyrov©
RosKosmos asks for 15 days to finish detoxification at Baikonur

Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Minister Nurlan Kapparov made a trip to Kyzylorda obast on August 15.

RosKosmos asks for 15 days to finish detoxification at Baikonur
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4-5 Proton-M carrier rockets will be launched from Baikonur before the end of 2013

A Russian Proton-M rocket exploded ten seconds after launch from Baikonur on July 2nd, destroying three Glonass (Russian GPS) satellites it was carrying.

4-5 Proton-M carrier rockets will be launched from Baikonur before the end of 2013
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Russia PM reprimands space chief for failures

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday issued an official reprimand to the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos after a series of embarrassing rocket launch failures.

Russia PM reprimands space chief for failures
Proton carrier rocket. ©RIA Novosti
Proton rocket program resumed at Baikonur

Assembly of Proton-M carrier rocket has started in the integration and test block of platform 92A of Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Proton rocket program resumed at Baikonur
Zenit rocket. ©RIA Novosti
Russia to give up renting Zenit launch pad at Baikonur: media

Russia will start transferring rented property at Baikonur cosmodrome to Kazakhstan with International Space Services company.

Russia to give up renting Zenit launch pad at Baikonur: media
Proton launch from Baikonur. ©RIA Novosti
Baikonur accident may affect genes

Consequences of the crash of Proton-M rocket carrier with 3 Glonass satellites at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan might manifest themselves as genetic disorders years later.

Baikonur accident may affect genes
The fall of Proton-M rocket at Baikonur. ©RIA Novosti
All fragments of crashed Proton-M collected at Baikonur

All the fragments of the crashed Russian Proton-M carrier rocket have been collected at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

All fragments of crashed Proton-M collected at Baikonur
Mels Yeleussizov. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Booting Russia from Baikonur would be unwise: ecologist

Head of Kazakhstan's Tabigat ecological union Mels Yeleussizov is against closing of Baikonur cosmodrome.

Booting Russia from Baikonur would be unwise: ecologist
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Results of Russian and Kazakhstan tests for heptyl contamination at Baikonur differ

Experts of both countries are evaluating the consequences of the crash of Russian Proton-M rocket in Kazakhstan.

Results of Russian and Kazakhstan tests for heptyl contamination at Baikonur differ
Photo by Marat Abilov©
Water and soil are clean around Baikonur: expert

Sanitary-epidemiological situation in Kyzylorda oblast in southern Kazakhstan is stable.

Water and soil are clean around Baikonur: expert
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Soil detoxifocation at Proton-M crash site completed

Detoxification of soil pollutants at the crash area of the Russian Proton-M rocket-carrier finished on July 10.

Soil detoxifocation at Proton-M crash site completed
A poisonous cloud over Baikonur. Photo courtesy of <a href="http://yvision.kz"target="_blank">yvision.kz</a>
Concentration of poisonous substances in Proton-M crash area does not exceed permissible level

Concentration of poisonous substances in the soil, air and water in the area of the crash of Russian rocket Proton-M does not exceed the permissible levels.

Concentration of poisonous substances in Proton-M crash area does not exceed permissible level
Talgat Mussabayev. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Heptyl won't reach villages in Kyzylorda in big quantities: Mussabayev

The hazardous substances spilled because of the Proton-M crash at Baikonur cannot reach villages in Kyzylorda oblast in big quantities.

Heptyl won't reach villages in Kyzylorda in big quantities: Mussabayev
A cloud over Baikonur. ©twitter.comAidashov
Hundreds of tons of heptyl is a chemical attack: expert

Corresponding member and analyst of Tsiolkovskiy Russian Cosmonautics Academy Yuriy Karash commented the possible consequences of the crash of Proton-M at Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

Hundreds of tons of heptyl is a chemical attack: expert
Photos of disabled children were attached to the letter. Photo by Roza Yessenkulova©
Kazakhstan protests Russian rocket launches from Baikonur

A group of activists gathered near the Russian General Consulate in Almaty after the crash of Russian unmanned carrier rocket Proton-M at Baikonur.

Kazakhstan protests Russian rocket launches from Baikonur
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Russian rocket releases toxic fuel after blast in Kazakhstan

An unmanned Russian carrier rocket exploded on takeoff at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, releasing tonnes of highly toxic fuel into the air in the space programme's latest disaster caught on live television.

Russian rocket releases toxic fuel after blast in Kazakhstan
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Russia’s Proton-M explodes at Baikonur

About 600 tons of heptyl, a highly toxic fuel, might have been spilled around.

Russia’s Proton-M explodes at Baikonur