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Sputnik 3

NSSDCA ID: 1958-004B

Launch Information

Launch Date/Time: 1958-05-15T07:12:00Z
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood)
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Decay Date: 1960-04-06

Trajectory Description

Orbit History - 15 May 1958: 217 km x 1864 km, period: 106 min, inc.: 65.18 deg, ecc.: 0.111 ----- 1 Oct 1958: 212 x 1685 km, period: 104 min, inc.: 65.17 deg, ecc.: 0.101 ----- 2 Mar 1959: 206 x 1385 km, period: 101 min, inc.: 65.13 deg, ecc.: 0.082

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start (UTC): 1958-05-15 07:12:00
  Epoch stop (UTC): 
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
217.00 km1864.00 km105.90 minutes65.180°0.11093
Regions Traversed

Apside Definitions

UnitDefinition
kmkilometers
 
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