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The Baikonur Cosmodrome is a cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan. It is the largest space launch facility in the world. It appears in a campaign mission of Call of Duty: Black Ops, "Executive Order".

Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit

In Call of Duty: Black Ops, a Soviet space rockets was to be launched from here. One of them is seen when Frank Woods and Alex Mason kill the two Soviet soldiers in junkyard, it is probably Soyuz One because its heard that Soyuz Two launches 10 minutes after Soyuz 1. Soyuz 1 launched successfully, unlike Soyuz 2 which was destroyed. The launch of Soyuz 2 would be watched personally by General Nikita Dragovich and his second-in-command, Lev Kravchenko. However, knowing Dragovich was here, U.S. President John F. Kennedy authorized a mission to eliminate him and destroy the Soyuz 2, codenamed Operation Flashpoint. Things went wrong, though. A double agent working with the Ascension Group, former Nazi scientists taken in by the Soviets, Grigori Weaver, was captured by Kravchenko.

Two operatives of the CIA, Alex Mason and Frank Woods, went in to support Weaver. When they arrived, they saw that he had been captured, and they watched through binoculars as Colonel Kravchenko stabbed Weaver in the eye, gouging it out. Woods and Mason raided the center with Joseph Bowman and Terrance Brooks, who had already infiltrated the facility. After their cover was blown, they rescued Weaver, destroyed Soyuz 2, and presumably killed Dragovich. It would be five years later, however, that SOG would find out that he was in fact, alive, and not in his personal limo, the one the CIA team destroyed, thinking Dragovich was inside. In the Zombies mode, the Cosmodrome is where the map Ascension is set at.



  • In the intro of level it is possible to see members of Ascension group. They are said to be Nazi's, however, all of their surnames are Russian.