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Baikonur Cosmodrome Site 200

Site 200
A Proton-K with the Granat space observatory on LC-200/40
Launch site Baikonur Cosmodrome
Operator RVSN, VKS, RKA
Total launches 217
Launch pad(s) 2
Min / max
orbital inclination
49° – 99°
Site 200/39 launch history
Status Active
Launches 154
First launch 20 February 1980
Proton-K/D / Raduga 6
Last launch 27 December 2014
Proton-M/Briz-M / Astra 2G
Associated rockets Proton-K
Proton-M (active)
Site 200/40 launch history
Status Inactive
Launches 63
First launch 23 July 1977
Proton-K/D / Raduga 3
Last launch 31 March 1991
Proton-K/D / Almaz 1
Associated rockets Proton-K

Site 200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome is a launch site used by Proton rockets. It consists of two launch pads, areas 39 and 40. Area 39 is currently used for Proton-M launches, including commercial flights conducted by International Launch Services. Area 40 is currently inactive, as it was slated to be rebuilt as a launch site for the Angara rocket. Although the project was relocated to Site 250, Area 40 was not put back into service.

A number of planetary probes have been launched from Site 200. Venera 14, Venera 15, Vega 1, Fobos 1 and the failed Mars-96 spacecraft were launched from area 39. Venera 13, Venera 16, Vega 2, Fobos 2 were launched from Area 40. Area 39 was also the launch site for the core of the Mir space station, along with both Kvant modules, and the Kristall module. Salyut 7 and Granat were launched from Area 40.


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