Tag: Baikonur Cosmodrome

Russian Proton-M rocket crashes on takeoff / Nuclear Fuel Released

Published time: July 02, 2013 03:18 Edited time: July 02, 2013 04:18                                                                             Screenshot from YouTube user Spaceflight101 A Russian Proton-M rocket carrying three navigation satellites crashed soon after takeoff from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome Tuesday morning. Immediately after takeoff, the rocket swerved to one side, tried  to correct itself, but instead veered in the opposite…

Putin unveils $50 bn drive for Russian space supremacy

12  Apr 2013 MOSCOW (AFP) President Vladimir Putin on Friday unveiled a new $50 billion drive for Russia to preserve its status as a top space power, including the construction of a brand new cosmodrome from where humans will fly to space by the end of the decade. Fifty-two years to the day since Yuri Gagarin…