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Sputnik 2

NSSDCA ID: 1957-002A

Launch Information

Launch Date/Time: 1957-11-03T02:30:00Z
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood)
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Decay Date: 1958-04-14

Trajectory Description

Orbit History - 3 Nov 1958: 212 km x 1660 km, period: 103.70 min, inc.: 65.33 deg, ecc.: 0.0989 ----- 4 Jan 1958: 207 km x 1357 km, period: 100.50 min, inc.: 65.29 deg, ecc.: 0.0802 ----- 21 Feb 1958: 199 km x 1044 km, period: 97.10 min, inc.: 65.26 deg, ecc: 0.0605 ----- 25 Mar 1958: 187 km x 732 km, period: 93.78 min, inc.: 65.23, ecc.: 0.0400 ----- 9 Apr 1958: 167 km x 457 km, period: 90.78 min, inc.: 65.21, ecc.: 0.0215

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start (UTC): 1957-11-03 19:12:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
212.00 km1660.00 km103.70 minutes65.330°0.09892
Regions Traversed

Apside Definitions

UnitDefinition
kmkilometers
 
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