In April, 28th at 23:15 of local time there was implemented a successful launch of “Soyuz-U” missile with a transport cargo vehicle “Progress M-05M” that had delivered about 2600kg of various cargoes to ISS.
In Baikonur Russian legislation is applied, stores accept rubles. People vote at elections as citizens of Odintsovsky district of the Moscow Region. Road police exacts fines from Odintsovo as well.
All cars have numbers of region 94 – the territories beyond Russia. In the city itself there are many cars with Kazakh numbers.
Storage facilities of the oxygen-azotic plant, its output is considered to be redundant that’s why it is put into work only twice a year, in cold periods.
A structure for testing of missiles for various loads on shakers.
Infamous integration building RN “Energia” (MIK-112). It was built in 1966-67 to make a Soviet missile for flying to the Moon – N-1. This construction height – 80m, area – 254x112m. When the repeated flights program was over, building 112 was subject to barbarian plunder of the locals. In the morning of May, 12th, 2002 its roof crashed down on the only repeated flights Soviet spaceship “Buran” that had flown spaceward, its rocket-vehicle “Energia” and eight people.
This is a launch site №1 – the oldest one in Baikonur.