Definition of cosmodrome in English:

cosmodrome

noun

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

    • ‘The first of the two launches will be performed from the Baikonur cosmodrome by the end of 2005.’
    • ‘The Baikonur cosmodrome has been the launch site of all of the Russian piloted spaceflights, including Sputnik 1 and this Soyuz-TM rocket.’
    • ‘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 satellite will be carried into space from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan by a Soyuz launcher.’
    • ‘Publicity photo before training began at the cosmodrome.’
    • ‘Plesetsk has an excellent record as more than 2000 orbital launches have taken place at the cosmodrome since the early 1960s.’
    • ‘The first will rise from the Baikonur cosmodrome by the end of 2005.’
    • ‘Soyuz vehicles will launch both spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Edusat was launched from the Sriharikota cosmodrome on September 20.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

cosmodrome

/ˈkäzməˌdrōm/