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Sputnik/Sputnik 1.
Category. Statistic.
Launch vehicle. Sputnik 8K71PS
Launch date. 4 October 1957, 19:28:34 UTC
Launch site. Baikonur 1/5
Ceased operations. 26 October 1957
Owner(s). OKB-1 (Opytnoye Konstruktorskoye Buro #1)
Major contractor(s)  OKB-1 and the Ministry of Radio-technical Industry
Is it still in orbit. It burnt up on 4 January 1958
Nationality(s). Soviet
Launch mass 83.60 kg (184.3 lb)
Satellite type. Technology testing
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Sputnik 1

DAYTON, Ohio -- Sputnik I exhibit in the Missile & Space Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Sputnik, which means "satellite" in Russian, was the Soviet entry in a scientific race to launch the first satellite ever.

The Soviet government issued a secret decree that authorised the development of 'Object D' satellite program in 1956, which led to the program to launch Sputnik 3. Ironically Sputnik 1 (Russian: "Спу́тник-1" English: "Elimentry Satellite-1", or literally "fellow traveler") was only a simplified spin-off of the Object D program. It was the Soviets's first satellite.

Sputnik was to ignite the American issues of the missile gap, the Sputnik crisis and the space race. The successfully launch of anything from a still backward USSR was in stark contrast to the American Flopnik incident.

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