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June 2, 2020

On June 2, 1955, a directive of the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR approved the project for the construction of the Scientific Testing Ground No. 5. This day is considered the date of the official foundation of the first and largest Baikonur cosmodrome in the world.

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June 1, 2020

Roscosmos plans to test two new rockets in 2020, reports State Corporation press office Head Vladimir Ustimenko.

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May 30, 2020

The Roscosmos State Corporation has now confirmed the prime, backup and reserve crews of the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft. The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-17 is scheduled for October 2020 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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May 28, 2020

SpaceX Crew Dragon manned mission launch from Cape Canaveral initially planned for May 27 was shifted due to the low cloud ceiling. New attempt is to be made on May 30.

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May 27, 2020

The four cosmonauts shortlisted for Gaganyaan (the 1st Indian manned mission to space) resumed their training in Russia, after it was put on hold due to Coronavirus pandemic.

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May 27, 2020

On May 22 GCTC started testing Hydrolaboratory systems for the first time after completion of the broadscale maintenance works. In the framework of testing Orlan EVA spacesuits with mannequins inside were submerged to check spacesuits and Hydrolab systems before cosmonauts’ trainings.

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May 24, 2020

On May 22, 2020 at 07:31 UTC the Russian Aerospace Forces operational crew successfully launched the “Soyuz-2.1b” carrier rocket with…

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May 21, 2020

25 years ago, on May 20, 1995, the "Proton-K" launch vehicle with the "Spectrum" research module was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome under the construction program for the world's first multimodular manned orbital complex "Mir".

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May 15, 2020

60 years ago, on May 15, 1960, a three-stage "Vostok" launch vehicle with an experimental prototype of the "Vostok" spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome for flight tests under the program of the first human space flight.

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May 13, 2020

Based on the analysis of the measurement information of the automated system for warning of dangerous situations in near-Earth space, the destruction of the dumped block of tanks of the "Fregat-SB" upper stage, which was used on July 18, 2011 when the Russian astrophysical observatory "Spektr-R" was launched, was confirmed.

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