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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.


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


  • 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.

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  • 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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