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Sputnik Jr



Sputnik Jr is a scaled-down but operational replica of the first Russian Sputnik. It was released from the Progress M36 cargo craft at 01:30 UT on the anniversary of the first Sputnik launch. (Progress M36 was launched on 05 October 1997.)

Alternate Names

  • 24958
  • Sputnik 40
  • SputnikJr

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-10-05
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Russian Space Agency (Russia)


  • Space Physics
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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