Baikonur, Launch of “Soyuz” Rocket Missile

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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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Baikonur city…

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Besides, on the territory of the space launching site there is a museum. This stand, for example, is devoted to space food in gravity-free environment.

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That’s how a Soviet cosmonaut looked like.

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A fragment of a spacesuit that weighed 25 kg.

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On the biosatellite “Kosmos-110”, made for animals flight spaceward in 1966, there were sent two mongrels – Veterok and Ugolyok. The flight lasted 23 days and it’s still the record for dogs in space.

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The space launching site model.

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A model for static trials of “Buran” shuttle.

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All in all there were eight “Burans” for various trials.

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In the pilots’ cabin.

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The staff use autonomous cars to get from the city to the launching site and back.

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All the cars are compartmental and kept very neat.

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The speed is low as the road is bad. All the way takes about 40 minutes.

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The conductors know all passengers by sight.

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The moment of masts disconnection from the rocket. Oxidant evaporation is coming out.

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Start. Murmur and a smoke cloud spread in the launching site.

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Takeoff. Slowly, then faster and faster. Deafening sound of the engines is shaking the ground.

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Some pictures taken from the site.

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Masts connection.

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Devices for the missile transportation.

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19 thoughts on “Baikonur, Launch of “Soyuz” Rocket Missile”

  1. 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?

  2. 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 !

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