Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
1536 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Proton-K/DM-2M – Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
- Family: Proton / UR-500
- Length: 59 m
- Diameter: 4.15 m
- Launch Mass: 712 T
The Proton-K/DM-2M was manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center with the first launch on 1994-01-20. Proton-K/DM-2M has 39 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 41 launches. The Proton-K was a Russian, previously Soviet, carrier rocket derived from the earlier Proton. It was built by Khrunichev, and launched from sites 81 and 200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center – KhSC
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: KhSC
- Administration: Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy
- Founded: 1916
- Launchers: Proton | Rokot
- Country: RUS
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.