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Sputnik 1 - Satellite Information

Designation
Spacetrack catalog number 2
COSPAR ID 1957-001-B
Name in Spacetrack catalog SPUTNIK 1

Satellite Details

Orbit decayed January 4, 1958
Category unknown
Country/organisation of origin Russia
Mass 84 kg
Dimensions Sphere, 0.58m diameter

Launch

Date (UTC) 04 October 1957 19:28
Launch siteBaikonur Cosmodrome,
Kazakhstan
Launch vehicle Sputnik 8K71PS

Description

The world's first artificial satellite.
 

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