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Sputnik 10



This spacecraft was the fifth and last in a series of spacecraft designed as precursors to manned space flight. It carried a dummy astronaut and the dog Zvezdochka ("little star"), as well as the television system and other scientific apparatus. After one orbit, a successful recovery was made.

Alternate Names

  • Korabl Sputnik 5
  • 1961 Iota 1
  • 00095
  • Sputnik10

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1961-03-25
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 1st Generation Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 4695 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Engineering
  • Life Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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