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Sputnik 1

NSSDCA ID: 1957-001B

Launch Information

Launch Date: 1957-10-04 at 19:28:34 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood)
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Decay Date: 1958-01-04

Trajectory Description

No description available.

Trajectory Details

Type: Orbiter
Central Body: Earth
Epoch start: 1957-10-04 15:12:00 UTC
  Epoch stop: 1958-01-03 19:00:00 UTC
Orbital Parameters
PeriapsisApoapsisPeriodInclinationEccentricity
215 km939 km96.2 minutes65.1°0.05201
Regions Traversed
  Ionosphere
  Trapped particle belts

Key to Apside Units

UnitDefined asEquivalent metric measure
kmkilometer1,000 m
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