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city in Kazakhstan, administered by Russia
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|45° 37′ 48″ N, 63° 18′ 50.4″ E|
English: The Baikonur Cosmodrome ( Tyuratam ), and the City of Baikonur — in Kyzylorda Province, southern Kazakhstan.
- The cosmodrome is the world's oldest and largest working space launch facility, originally built by the Soviet Union in 1955.
- The facility is now leased and operated by the Russian Federation.
- The city is located on the Syr Darya river, and is a closed city in Kazakhstan.
Aerial view of the City of Baikonur and the Syr Darya river.
Soyuz TMA-09M rollout to the launch pad
Soyuz TMA-14 on the launch pad
Soyuz TMA-13 liftoff