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Baikonur cosmodrome. Stock photo of Tengrinews.kz
Russia has no plans of leaving Baikonur

It is more viable to accomplish some tasks from Baikonur [rather from the Vostochnyi cosmodrome to be launched in Russia]: Vice Head of the Federal Space Agency of Russian Federation.

Russia has no plans of leaving Baikonur
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KazSat-2 to be operable starting from late 2011

According to Vice Chairman of the National Space Agency KazKosmos, following the flight testing, the onboard transmitting equipment will be tested in collaboration with on-land communications carriers.

KazSat-2 to be operable starting from late 2011
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Kazakhstan to continue launches from Baikonur after crash of Progress

Why would we ban launches if the accident caused no damage and losses to Kazakhstan party?: Mussabayev.

Kazakhstan to continue launches from Baikonur after crash of Progress
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Orbital tests of KazSat-2 to be completed in October

Orbital tests of the second national communications satellite KazSat-2 will be completed in October.

Orbital tests of KazSat-2 to be completed in October
Karim Massimov. Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Massimov met with heads of space agencies of Russia and Kazakhstan

Karim Massimov met with Head of Russian Federal Space Agency and Chairman of Kazakhstan National Space Agency.

Massimov met with heads of space agencies of Russia and Kazakhstan
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Investments into creation of KazSat-2 to be recouped in 4 years

Consequently, in summer 2015 it will start filling the state coffers: Meirbek Moldabekov, Vice Chairman of the Kazakhstan Space Agency.

Investments into creation of KazSat-2 to be recouped in 4 years
Baikonur cosmodrome. Stock photo of Tengrinews.kz
Russia planning modernization at Baikonur

Another launch facility is going to be constructed for Soyuz-2 launch vehicles: Roscosmos Head Vladimir Popovkin.

Russia planning modernization at Baikonur
Baikonur cosmodrome. Stock photo of Tengrinews.kz
Russia has paid Kazakhstan $56 million in rent for Baikonur cosmodrome this year

To rent out Baikonur, Russia pays $115 million a year. The payments are made on quarterly basis: Vice Minister of Finance Ruslan Dalenov.

Russia has paid Kazakhstan $56 million in rent for Baikonur cosmodrome this year
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Kazakhstan bloggers to broadcast KazSat-2 launch in Twitter

KazSat-2 launch fromBaikonur will be broadcasted in Twitter on July 16.

Kazakhstan bloggers to broadcast KazSat-2 launch in Twitter
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Mullah to bless Proton-M rocket at Baikonur

Mullah will bless Proton-M rocket with Briz-M upper-stage rocket and a claster of KazSat-2 and SES-3 (OS-2) satellites in Baikonur.

Mullah to bless Proton-M rocket at Baikonur
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Upper-stage rocket for Express-AM4 satellite delivered to Baikonur

Upper-stage rocket Briz-M was delivered to Baikonur. It is aimed for a launch of the Russian satellite Express-AM4.

Upper-stage rocket for Express-AM4 satellite delivered to Baikonur
Kazakhstan considering entry into Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization

KazKosmos representatives met APSCO representatives to study opportunities which could be brought about following Kazakhstan’s accession into the Organization.

Kazakhstan considering entry into Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization
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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Kazakhstan planning to launch KazSat-3 in 2013

According to KazKosmos, Kazakhstan will have 2 operational satellites by that time.

Kazakhstan planning to launch KazSat-3 in 2013
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Launch of KazSat-2 put off from July 15 to July 16

According to the source, the date of the launch may have been coordinated to fit in the schedules of some VIPs that are expected to attend the launch.

Launch of KazSat-2 put off from July 15 to July 16
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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
KazSat-2
Russia temporarily provided orbital slot for KazSat-2

Kazakhstan and Russia signed a treaty on the use of an orbital slot for KazSat-2 satellite.

Russia temporarily provided orbital slot for KazSat-2
AN-124 plane. ©RIA Novosti
KazSat-2 delivered to Baikonur

KazSat-2 communications satellite has been delivered from Moscow to Baikonur.

KazSat-2 delivered to Baikonur
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KazSat-2 communications satellite to be sent to Baikonur May 30

It was to supplement the KazSat 1 satellite, but will now replace Kazsat 1 due to the complete loss of the first satellite.

KazSat-2 communications satellite to be sent to Baikonur May 30
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Preparations for delivery of KazSat-2 started in Baikonur

KazSat-2 will be delivered to Baikonur in the week's time from now from Khrunichev Center, where final tests are being performed.

Preparations for delivery of KazSat-2 started in Baikonur