On October 19 2016, US-Russian crew blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome for a two-day journey to the International Space Station.
Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in the desert steppe of Kazakhstan, is the first and largest operational space launch facility in the world. It is leased by the Kazakh Government to Russia until 2050 and is managed jointly by the Roscosmos State Corporation and the Russian Aerospace Forces.
Following satellite imagery, accessed via Spaceknow Analytics, shows several launchpads and facilities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome between 2009 and 2016. The high-quality satellite images enable to analyze each location in great detail and compare changes in each area within the past seven years.