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Missile launches with "Baykanura" will be environmentally friendly

June 8 2005

Today at a meeting of the Federation Council ratified an agreement between Russia and Kazakhstan on cooperation for the effective use of Baikonur complex .

Signed in January 2004 agreement provides for an extension of the lease Baikonur until 2050, and the establishment at the Baikonur space rocket complex "Baiterek" on the basis of Russian space rocket complex "Angara".

It is assumed that the rent will be $ 115 million a year.

Chairman of the Committee Upper Chamber for CIS Affairs Vadim Gustov said that the rocket-space complex Baiterek will be established with a high level of environmental safety.

In his view, the complex "Baiterek must ensure environmental safety at the start and reduce the psychological tension among the population residing in the territories in the Gaza trajectories of missile launches.

Gustov also noted that the implementation of the agreement would not require additional spending from the federal budget, RIA Novosti news agency.

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