Baikonur launch site from space

12 April 2017

Baikonur cosmodrome - the first and largest spaceport in the world. Located on the territory of Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda region between the town of Casale and the village of Zhosaly, near the village of Toretam.

How it all began?

  • 12 Jan 1955. Arriving at the siding tyura-Tam the first units of military engineers and surveyors for the preparation of the deployment and expand the construction and installation of infrastructure. Start of construction of the village.
  • 20 Jul 1955 — construction of the first launch pad.
  • 15 may 1957 — the launch of the first rocket R-7 from Baikonur - unsuccessful.
  • 21 August 1957 — the first successful launch, the rocket delivered conventional munitions to Kamchatka.
  • 4 October 1957 at 22:28 — the beginning of the space age, the launch of the first artificial satellite PS-1 through R-7.
  • April 12, 1961 at 09:07. The day of the first human spaceflight — Yuri Gagarin
surveyors at Baikonur
surveyors at Baikonur

Spaceship "Vostok" before the start of the cosmodrome "Baikonur"
Spaceship "Vostok" before the start of the cosmodrome "Baikonur", 1961. Photo: TASS

Where is Gagarin's start?

How does the Baikonur launch site from space?

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