The Baikonur Cosmodrome was a civilian and United Earth (and later, Federation) shipyard located in the USSR, Earth. By the early 22nd century, the Cosmodrome maintained both planet-based and orbital shipbuilding facilities. (TNG: "The Naked Now", "Up the Long Ladder")
- At least one account asserts that a parallel effort to develop warp drive took place in the Eastern Coalition during the 2050s and 60s. A successful launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome occurred in January, 2063 -- three months before Zefram Cochrane's -- but remained unknown to the world outside the Coalition. (Advanced Starship Design Bureau: Journal of Applied Treknology: "Molniya Class")
|United Federation of Planets shipyards|
|Spacedock | 40 Eridani A | Aldebaran I | Antares | Baikonur Cosmodrome | Beta Antares | Cestus | Copernicus | Jupiter | Kure | Okana | Proxima | Salazaar | San Francisco | Tranquility Base | Utopia Planitia|
- Baikonur Cosmodrome article at Memory Alpha, the canon Star Trek wiki.
- Baikonur Cosmodrome article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.
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The real Baikonur Cosmodrome is located in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan, noteworthy as being the launch point for the first manned spaceflight.