Starsem proposes a variety
of transportation solutions to our customers. To access the Cosmodrome,
Starsem can arrange transport of the spacecraft from the customer's facility
to Baikonur with plenty of lifting capacity: an Antonov 124-100 (up to
90,000 kg) or a Ilushin 76 TD (up to 40,000 kg). Starsem can also arrange
charter flights for customer launch teams and/or VIP's.
Once on the Cosmodrome,
Starsem has a fleet of vehicles available to transport our customers
between sites. Two 49-seat buses operate between the hotel and
the Cosmodrome each day, as well as on-call vans (5-9 passengers)
to transport personnel between working areas.
To provide our
customers comfortable business accommodations, Starsem led the
development of the Sputnik Hotel - a full service facility in
the city of Baikonur. This unique hotel is managed by a professional
European team and offers 120 spacious rooms and 5 suites.
Located in the
city center, the Sputnik Hotel offers a business center, sauna,
swimming pool, fitness center, bar, laundry facilities, a hairdresser,
mountain bikes, and a game room. All rooms are equipped with
satellite TV, individually controlled heating & air conditioning,
direct dial telephones and a minibar.
The hotel's restaurant
features the best of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, along
with international favorites. Lunch prepared by the hotel can
also be served on the Cosmodrome at Starsem's facilities, either
on Site 112 or Site 31.
facilitates travel to Baikonur. Starsem assists our customers
in obtaining all necessary visas and authorizations for carrying
out a launch campaign at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
our customers with the customs process to ensure that everything
goes smoothly. By following Russian customs procedures and benefiting
from international agreements between Russian and Kazakhstan
concerning the Baikonur Cosmodrome, no customs duties should
be imposed on the spacecraft, GSE, and other equipment used
in the launch campaign.
Starsem and Cosmodrome
authorities maintain strict security measures at Baikonur. Access
to the Cosmodrome is controlled. Access to Starsem's facilities
is further controlled by identification badges that limit these
facilities only to authorized personnel. Clean rooms are monitored
by video at all times. Depending on customer requirements, video
surveillance and a 24-hour guard can also be arranged to secure