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The Sputnik Program, more commonly known as "companion", is known to be a group of numerous robotic spacecraft operations launched by the Soviet Union. Sputnik 1, the first of these, is the first known human made object to enter the space. Sputnik 1 was launched into the space on October 4, 1957. The launch laid bare the expediency of the usage of artificial sites for the exploration of upper atmosphere.

The word "sputnik" is said to have Russian origin with the literal meaning "co-traveler", "satellite", or "travelling companion". Sputnik 1, when launched, featured a diameter measuring 58cm (23") and a weight of 83.6 kg (183 lb.). It took about 96 minutes to complete each of the 1440 elliptical orbits.

The launch of Sputnik 1 had surprised the US as this launch was coupled with the magnificent failure of the USA"s first two attempts for the launch of Project Vanguard. The launch of Sputnik 1 had had a very positive impact in the space research world. Firstly, it led to the up come of Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, and NASA. Besides, it had also inspired various youngsters to form a generation of engineers and scientists. Moreover, the launch of Sputnik 1 also inspired Herb Caen, a U.S. writer to lay claim to the term "beatnik" in the San Francisco Chronicle about the Beat Generation.

To conclude with, it would not be wrong to say that Sputnik 1 has proved to be not only a landmark in human space flight but has also been the inaugurating achievement in the "Space Race". Besides, it has also given birth to a cohort of scientists and engineers.


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NASA
Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was a 58 cm diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennae to broadcast radio pulses. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957.
NASA at 04:04PM, May 24th 2013.
NASA suX
The Sputnik Program, more commonly known as "companion", is known to be a group of numerous robotic spacecraft operations launched by the Soviet Union. Sputnik 1, the first of these, is the first known human made object to enter the space. Sputnik 1 was launched into the space on October 4, 1957. The launch laid bare the expediency of the usage of artificial sites for the exploration of upper atmosphere.

The word "sputnik" is said to have Russian origin with the literal meaning "co-traveler", "satellite", or "travelling companion". Sputnik 1, when launched, featured a diameter measuring 58cm (23") and a weight of 83.6 kg (183 lb.). It took about 96 minutes to complete each of the 1440 elliptical orbits.

The launch of Sputnik 1 had surprised the US as this launch was coupled with the magnificent failure of the USA"s first two attempts for the launch of Project Vanguard. The launch of Sputnik 1 had had a very positive impact in the space research world. Firstly, it led to the up come of Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, and NASA. Besides, it had also inspired various youngsters to form a generation of engineers and scientists. Moreover, the launch of Sputnik 1 also inspired Herb Caen, a U.S. writer to lay claim to the term "beatnik" in the San Francisco Chronicle about the Beat Generation.

To conclude with, it would not be wrong to say that Sputnik 1 has proved to be not only a landmark in human space flight but has also been the inaugurating achievement in the "Space Race". Besides, it has also given birth to a cohort of scientists and engineers.

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NASA suX at 03:05PM, May 23rd 2013.
NASA
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee
NASA at 02:54PM, May 23rd 2013.
NASA
Sputnik probably broke up somewhere above the western United States. A man in Encino, CA, woke up one morning and noticed something glowing in his backyard. Upon inspection, it proved to be plastic tubing of the type used in Sputnik. No one has been able to prove whether this in fact was part of the satellite.
NASA at 02:36PM, May 23rd 2013.
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Grace
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Grace at 06:20PM, Oct 23rd 2012.
Asanka Artist
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Asanka Artist at 05:59AM, Sep 24th 2012.
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sean at 12:43PM, Apr 28th 2011.
Kiza
The Sputnik 1 satellite was a 580 mm (23 in) diameter sphere, made of highly polished 2 mm-thick aluminium AMG6T alloy, carrying four whip-like antennas between 2.4 and 2.9 m in length. The antennas resembled long "whiskers" pointing to one side. It had two radio transmitters (20 and 40 MHz) and is believed to have orbited Earth at a height of about 250 km (150 mi). Analysis of the radio signals was used to gather information about the electron density of the ionosphere. Temperature and pressure were encoded in the duration of radio beeps, which additionally indicated that the satellite had not been punctured by a meteorite. Sputnik 1 was launched by an R-7 rocket. It burned up upon re-entry on 4 January 1958. Science News
Kiza at 10:23AM, Apr 12th 2011.
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keith poland at 09:02AM, Apr 8th 2011.
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keith poland at 08:50AM, Apr 8th 2011.
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LADEPODA at 11:10PM, Apr 5th 2011.

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