50 Great Russian Rocket Launch Photos

Russian Rocket Launches European Broadcast Satellite


An ILS Proton rocket launches the Astra 1M direct-to-television broadcast satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Nov. 5, 2008.

Russian Military Satellite Launched by Proton Rocket

Russian Federal Space Agency

A Russian Proton rocket launches a new military satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome , Kazakstan on Feb. 28, 2009.

Russian Cargo Ship Launches Toward Space Station

RSC Energia.

A Russian Soyuz rocket stands poised to launch the unmanned Progress 33 cargo ship toward the ISS. The space freighter launched on May 7, 2009 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Soyuz Rocket Sends New Russian Weather Satellite Into Orbit


A Russian Soyuz 2-1b rocket launches a new Meteor M1 weather satellite and other payloads on from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Sept. 17, 2009 in this still from a video broadcast.

Last Minute Glitch Prevents European Weather Satellite Launch


A Soyuz-2 rocket carrying the MetOp-A weather satellite stands poised to launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome on Oct. 17, 2006. The attempt was scrubbed secons before liftoff.

New Satellite Launches to Boost DISH Network


An International Launch Services Proton rocket blasts off with the Nimiq 5 satellite on Sept. 17, 2009 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Acrobat Space Tourist Rockets Into Orbit


The Soyuz TMA-16 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberte and professional spaceflyers Jeff Williams and Maxim Suraev.

Zenit Rocket Delivers New Communications Satellite to Orbit


A Land Launch Zenit rocket blasts off Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan to deliver the new Intelsat 15 communications satellite to orbit.

Final Launch of 2005 Orbits U.S. Communications Satellite


The AMC-23 communications satellite launches spaceward atop a Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Dec. 28, 2005 EST.

Three Russian Navigation Satellites Launch From Kazakhstan


A Russian Proton rocket blasts of from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying three new satellites.

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