Definitions

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  • n. A site for launching spacecraft. Usually in reference to Soviet or Russian built sites like the Baikonur, Kazakhstan and Plesetsk, Russia cosmodromes.

Etymologies

From cosmos and -drome in the style of aerodrome. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A Reuters witness said the truck mounted Topol was fired at 0723 GMT in drizzling rain from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, which is nestled among the forests of Russia's north.

    News on www.kyivpost.com

  • Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, a crew member of the International Space Station, waves behind a glass divider during a news conference at Baikonur cosmodrome, on Monday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • The Soyuz TMA-22 lifted off as scheduled at 8.14am local time 4.14am GMT on Monday from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

    Soyuz crew bound for International Space Station after successful launch

  • Mikhail Metzel/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images U.S. astronaut Dan Burbank, right, shared a joke with his crew member, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, shortly before the launch of the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft on Monday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • Russian specialists worked on the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft at the Baikonur cosmodrome Friday.

    Photos of the Day: April 1

  • Clad in a scarlet coat, Chapman was seen at a farewell ceremony for U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts in Baikonur, a Russia-leased cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan.

    Anna Chapman, 'Bombshell' Russian Spy, Steals Show At Kazakhstan Space Launch

  • The most famous of the agents, Anna Chapman, visited the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan this month for the launch of a Russian spaceship, fueling her celebrity in Russia and abroad.

    Russian Spies Awarded Kremlin Honors From President Medvedev

  • The launch from Russia's cosmodrome in Kazakhstan was the first for Samokutyayev and Andrei Borisenko.

    U.S.-Russian crew blasts off for orbiting station

  • The departure of the Soyuz had been pushed back several days due the last-minute replacement of its re-entry module, which had been damaged during unloading earlier this year at the Baikonur cosmodrome in the Central Asian steppes.

    Soyuz crew blasts off on space station mission

  • Leaving the cosmodrome, driving for a day, we'd parked our rented gemster by a grove of dry trees, set up safari tents under a blood-red dusk, cooked and eaten our faux bushmeat dinner, and pretended we were elsewhere, elsewhen.

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