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Baikonur. ©REUTERS
Media speculations over Baikonur are absurd: Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister

According to him, the talks are under way to take concerted measures to fully unleash Baikonur’s potential and further its technological development.

Media speculations over Baikonur are absurd: Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister
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
Proton-M rocket carrier. ©RIA Novosti
Russia presented Kazakhstan with ultimatum over Baikonur

Russian Interior Ministry has delivered an official note to Kazakhstan regarding the situation with the use of Baikonur cosmodrome.

Russia presented Kazakhstan with ultimatum over Baikonur
Baikonur. RIA Novosti ©
Moscow may demand to review Baikonur lease agreement conditions

According to a source, a possible scenario is to initiate talks to have the rent payments tied to the extent to which the Baikonur satisfies Russia’s needs.

Moscow may demand to review Baikonur lease agreement conditions
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Kazakhstan approves Russia’s schedule of space vehicles launches from Baikonur for 2013

Baikonur is the first and largest cosmodrome in the world. Located in Kazakhstan, it is rented out to Russia till 2050.

Kazakhstan approves Russia’s schedule of space vehicles launches from Baikonur for 2013
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry commented on the situation around Baikonur

Just as before, Kazakhstan counts on expansion of its participation in the space activities of Baikonur cosmodrone, development of its space potential: press-service.

Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry commented on the situation around Baikonur
Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian craft
Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian craft

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts blasted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station (ISS).

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian craft
Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
KazKosmos Head’s remarks over Baikonur distorted by journalists: Foreign Minister

According to him, It would be unwise on Kazakhstan’s part to lose the opportunity to closely cooperate with such a full-fledged space power as Russia.

KazKosmos Head’s remarks over Baikonur distorted by journalists: Foreign Minister
Rocket launch from Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Talks over co-use and co-management of Baikonur to start in Q1 2013

The lease contract was signed in 1994. The contract is obsolete: Kazakhstan President’s representative at Baikonur.

Talks over co-use and co-management of Baikonur to start in Q1 2013
Russia’s First Vice PM. © RIA Novosti
Russia appoints First Vice PM Shuvalov to handle the situation around Baikonur

Earlier Head of KazKosmos National Space Agency announced that Kazakhstan and Russian are working out a new agreement to gradually edge away from lease-based relations over the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Russia appoints First Vice PM Shuvalov to handle the situation around Baikonur
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There should be no surprises or ultimatums around Baikonur: Moscow

Russian government called the recent statement of the head of Kazkosmos Talgat Mussabayev “a personal interpretation of the negotiations".

There should be no surprises or ultimatums around Baikonur: Moscow
Rocket launch from Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Russia hopes changes to the Baikonur lease agreement will be introduced only after 2050

Earlier Head of KazKosmos National Space Agency announced that Kazakhstan and Russian are working out a new agreement to gradually edge away from lease-based relations over the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Russia hopes changes to the Baikonur lease agreement will be introduced only after 2050
Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan and Russia may edge away from lease-based relations over the Baikonur cosmodrome

Baikonur town may be transferred under the Kazakhstan’s jurisdiction, according to KazKosmos Head.

Kazakhstan and Russia may edge away from lease-based relations over the Baikonur cosmodrome
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Solar roof installed on KazKosmos building in Baikonur

Solar panels were installed on the building of KazKosmos' branch Kazakhstan Garysh Sapary National Company in Baikonur.

Solar roof installed on KazKosmos building in Baikonur
Russia launches three astronauts to ISS
Russia launches three astronauts to ISS

A Russian rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut blasted off successfully on Tuesday for the International Space Station.

Russia launches three astronauts to ISS
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
Baikonur cosmodrome. © RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan and Russia fail to agree on Baiterek space launch complex

According to Russia’s Izvestia newspaper, “it means the start of the decline of the cosmodrome still ranked first by the number of launches”.

Kazakhstan and Russia fail to agree on Baiterek space launch complex
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin
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President Nazarbayev suggests launching Baikonur Innovation Fund in partnership with Russia

According to him, it is important to think of modernization of the Baikonur town.

President Nazarbayev suggests launching Baikonur Innovation Fund in partnership with Russia
Rocket launch from Baikonur cosmodrome. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan is ready to discuss development of Sodruzhestvo superheavy rocket in cooperation with Russia and Ukraine

The project is very interesting: Head of KazKosmos Talgat mussabayev.

Kazakhstan is ready to discuss development of Sodruzhestvo superheavy rocket in cooperation with Russia and Ukraine