Baikonur Site 1/5

Baikonur Cosmodrome

Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, also called Gagarin’s Start, is on of the world’s oldest space launch pads, in use since the early days of the space age. It supported the historic launches of Sputnik in 1957 and Yuri Gagarin’s milestone launch in 1961. Since, Site 1/5 supported over 500 launches of the R-7 family and is now primarily used for crewed Soyuz launches.

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