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Sputnik 6



This spacecraft carried two dogs, Pchelka and Mushka, as well as a television system and other scientific instruments. The flight lasted for one day. The reentry was unsuccessful, because the cabin was burned, precluding successful recovery and destroying the two animals.

Alternate Names

  • 1960 Rho 1
  • Korabl Sputnik 3
  • 00065
  • Sputnik6

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1960-12-01
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 1st Generation Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 4563 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Engineering
  • Life Science

Additional Information

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