Meaning of cosmodrome in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkɒzmədrəʊm/


  • (in the countries of the former Soviet Union) a launching site for spacecraft.

    ‘Soyuz vehicles will launch both spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.’
    • ‘The satellite will be carried into space from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan by a Soyuz launcher.’
    • ‘The Baikonur cosmodrome has been the launch site of all of the Russian piloted spaceflights, including Sputnik 1 and this Soyuz-TM rocket.’
    • ‘Plesetsk has an excellent record as more than 2000 orbital launches have taken place at the cosmodrome since the early 1960s.’
    • ‘The first of the two launches will be performed from the Baikonur cosmodrome by the end of 2005.’
    • ‘A single tourist accompanied by one astronaut could go on each trip in a modified Soyuz-TMA capsule - to be launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.’
    • ‘The Edusat was launched from the Sriharikota cosmodrome on September 20.’
    • ‘It was not clear why the capsule missed its target site in Kazakhstan, home of the former Soviet space programme where Russia now leases its main facility, the Baikonur cosmodrome.’
    • ‘Publicity photo before training began at the cosmodrome.’
    • ‘The first will rise from the Baikonur cosmodrome by the end of 2005.’
    • ‘They went to the cosmodrome at Plesetsk, along with other young scientists from Edinburgh and Zurich and a party from the European Space Agency.’
    • ‘The Baikonur cosmodrome was constructed in the 1950s and is the world's oldest working launch site.’
    • ‘The next crew of the International Space Station is preparing to launch on 1 October from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.’


1950s from cosmo-+ drome, on the pattern of aerodrome.