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  Learn more about Sputnik 1 in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sputnik 1 was the first man-made satellite to be launched into orbit, on October 4, 1957.
Sputnik was the first of several satellites in the Soviet Union's Sputnik program, the majority of them successful.
Sputnik 2 followed as the second satellite in orbit, also the first to carry an animal, the dog Laika.
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Sputnik 1 (Спутник-1, Satellite 1) was the first artificial satellite to be put into orbit, on October 4, 1957.
Coming at the height of the Cold War, the launching of Sputnik caught the West by surprise, and in the U.S. led to a wave of self-recriminations, the beginning of the space race, and a movement to reform science education.
The Sputnik 1 spacecraft was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome at Tyuratam (370 km southwest of the small town of Baikonur) in Kazakhstan, then part of the Soviet Union.
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Sputnik was seen as a challenge to the US technology, as well as evidence of Soviet missiles with intercontinental range.
In view of the success of Sputnik and the failure of Vanguard, Von Braun's launch plan was given the go-ahead, and on January 31, 1958, it orbited the first successful US satellite, Explorer 1 (launch picture on right).
Unlike the orbits of the Sputniks, that of Explorer 1 was quite elliptic, rising to altitudes above 2000 km.
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 ✓ Sputnik_1 - Weltraummedizin.de - Weltraummedizin
Der Sputnik (späteres Synonym für alle russischen Satelliten auch der Kosmos-Serie) und anderer "Sputniki") hatte 83,6 kg (fünfmal mehr als der US-Explorer 1 vom 31.
Der Satellit trug zwei Funksender mit 1 Watt für codierte Kurzwellen von 20,005 und 40,002 MHz, der 21 Tage funktionsfähig blieb.
Die "piepsenden" Signale des Sputnik konnten an sich in aller Welt empfangen werden, wenn der Empfänger für die schwachen 1-Watt-Signale empfindlich genug war.
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 Sputnik 1
Tikhonravov's 1.4 tonne ISZ satellite was to have been launched by the new R-7 ICBM as the Soviet Union's first satellite, during the International Geophysical Year.
But it was not ready in time, so Korolev hurriedly developed Sputnik 1 as a replacement.
Sputnik 1 had 1 watt of power, producing an 0.4 second duration signal on the 7 and 15 m bands.
www.astronautix.com /craft/sputnik1.htm   (506 words)

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