Kazakhstan And Russia Working On New Baikonur Cosmodrome Deal

Kazakhstan and Russia are working toward a new agreement on the use of Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The head of Kazakhstan’s national space agency, Talgat Musabaev, told the Kazakh parliament on December 10 that Moscow and Astana are working on ending the current lease in several stages.

Musabaev says future cooperation should be on a lease-free basis.

Russia pays Kazakhstan $115 million annually for the use of the Soviet-built Baikonur launch pad.

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