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Sputnik | Satellites, History, & Facts | Britannica
4 Feb 2023 at 2:14pm
Sputnik, any of a series of three artificial Earth satellites, the first of whose launch by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, inaugurated the space age. Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite launched, was a 83.6-kg (184-pound) capsule. It achieved an Earth orbit with an apogee (farthest point from Earth) of 940 km (584 miles) and a perigee (nearest point) of 230 km (143 miles), circling Earth every 96 minutes and remaining in orbit until January 4, 1958, when it fell back and burned ...

NASA | History - Sputnik
6 Feb 2023 at 5:22am
History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball (58 cm.or 22.8 inches in diameter), weighed only 83.6 kg. or 183.9 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments.

Sputnik 1 - Wikipedia
6 Feb 2023 at 4:28pm
When the Soviets began using Sputnik in their propaganda, they emphasized pride in the achievement of Soviet technology, arguing that it demonstrated the Soviets' superiority over the West. People were encouraged to listen to Sputnik's signals on the radio and to look out for Sputnik in the night sky. While Sputnik itself had been highly polished, its small size made it barely visible to the naked eye.

Sputnik Launched - HISTORY
5 Feb 2023 at 4:19am
Sputnik launched The Soviet Union inaugurates the ?Space Age? with its launch of Sputnik, the world?s first artificial satellite, on October 4, 1957. The spacecraft, named Sputnik after the...

Oct 4, 1957 CE: USSR Launches Sputnik | National Geographic ...
6 Feb 2023 at 11:30pm
On October 4, 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth. The satellite, an 85-kilogram (187-pound) metal sphere the size of a basketball, was launched on a huge rocket and orbited Earth at 29,000 kilometers per hour (18,000 miles per hour) for three months. When it finally fell out of orbit in January 1958, Sputnik had traveled 70 million kilometers (43.5 million miles) around the planet.

Oct. 4, 1957 - Sputnik, the Dawn of the Space Age | NASA
4 Feb 2023 at 12:19pm
Oct. 4, 1957 - Sputnik, the Dawn of the Space Age History changed on Oct. 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball, about 23 inches in diameter and weighing less than 190 pounds.

Sputnik: The Space Race's Opening Shot | Space
6 Feb 2023 at 9:04am
Sputnik ("traveling companion" in Russian) was a silver sphere with four long antennas. It was about 22 inches (56 centimeters) in diameter and weighed 183 lbs. (83 kilograms).

Sputnik 1 | NASA
6 Feb 2023 at 11:30pm
On Oct. 4, 1957, Sputnik 1 successfully launched and entered Earth's orbit. Thus, began the space age. The successful launch shocked the world, giving the former Soviet Union the distinction of putting the first human-made object into space. The word 'Sputnik' originally meant 'fellow traveler,' but has become synonymous with 'satellite' in modern Russian.

Sputnik Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster
6 Feb 2023 at 2:02am
noun. Sput nik ?spu?t-nik. ?sp?t-. : any of a series of satellites launched by the Soviet Union beginning in 1957. Love words? Need even more definitions? Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search?ad free! Merriam-Webster unabridged.

Fact check: How effective is the Sputnik V vaccine? - DW.COM
5 Feb 2023 at 2:03am
What is Sputnik V? Developed by the state-run Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow and financed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Gam-COVID-Vac is a...

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