19 Baikonur, Launch of “Soyuz” Rocket Missile

Baikonur, Launch of “Soyuz” Rocket Missile

Posted on May 5, 2010 by team

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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.

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All cars have numbers of region 94 – the territories beyond Russia. In the city itself there are many cars with Kazakh numbers.

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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.

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A structure for testing of missiles for various loads on shakers.

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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.

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This is a launch site №1 – the oldest one in Baikonur.

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Fuel filling of the rocket.

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Together to the Mars!

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On the territory of the space launching site are many abandoned buildings of military units.


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19 Responses to “Baikonur, Launch of “Soyuz” Rocket Missile”

  1. jed118 says:

    Place looks run down. Why not level the old buildings? And not put Buran inside!

  2. OLUT says:

    Neat pix! I love when you see abandoned stuff in Russia. Also, rocket!!!

  3. ivo says:


    Here’s a place I would like to visit.

  4. zhopa says:

    nishtyak. spasibo!

  5. borsook says:


  6. Pacific NW says:

    I watched it live on public tv here in the U.S., great stuff indeed.

  7. Unknown says:

    Freakin’ awesome!

  8. Riuh says:

    There is a perspective of railroad on pic no. 9. Just wondering how rockets carried over it are not being disintegrated to molecules before they reach the launch stand? It seems to be constructed from crookiest rails one can find on Earth, so – are the rocket carriages actually levitating some 50 cm above it or the package is moving some 30 cm/day or are the rockets cast of some extra rigid steel to withstand delivery from assembly hall to launch stand?

  9. Macsen says:

    Cool stuff! I would love to watch a launch!

  10. Mario says:

    nice one, made with HDR??

  11. Josie says:

    Wonderful pictures. I would love to see this in real.

  12. Hutcheson says:

    Japanese car rules

  13. are you kidding says:

    Nice space shuttle Comrades, but do not worry that The USSR stole most of the design from NASA but NASA might just steal your space station designs to build a ship to go to Mars. hahahahahaahah Just kidding !

  14. Yuriy Haharin says:

    First! I was first!!!

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