OTD in Space - Oct. 4: Sputnik 1 Becomes 1st Human-Made Satellite to Orbit the Earth
On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the satellite that started the Space Race. Sputnik 1 was the first human-made object to orbit the Earth, and it set off a wave of fear and anxiety across the U.S. now known as the "Sputnik crisis." Sputnik was a metal sphere roughly 2 feet (58 cm) in diameter with four long radio antennas. These antennas transmitted little beeping pulses down to Earth that even amateur radio operators could hear. The satellite spent 21 days in orbit before it burned up in Earth's atmosphere.
Sputnik was the Soviets' Backup Satellite
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Sputnik - 60 years on from the Start of the Space Race
That simple little beep, beep, beep was the sound that started the Space Race. It's been 60 years since they have first heard on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into a low Earth orbit. It was only a metal ball, 22 inches or about 56 centimetres in diameter, with four antennae sticking out of it – but it had an impact far greater than its size. In fact, it changed the course of human history. EDIT: a couple of mistakes on my part. Firstly the date Khrushchev said "we will bury you" was 1956 on 1965, for some reason i said 65 even though the script said 56.
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Sputnik 1 - 7 Fun Facts About the First Artificial Satellite
The satellite was launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957. Here are some facts about its launch and the repercussions of it. -- Learn more about Sputnik: https://www.space.com/17563-sputnik.html Credit: Space.com / edited by Steve Spaleta
Sputnik 60th anniversary
The 4 October 2017 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the launch of the first satellite: Sputnik. The Soviet spacecraft was only equipped with a simple transmitter, but its incessant beeping sent shockwaves around the world and its flight marked the beginning of the space race. Today’s sophisticated satellites can trace their origins back to Sputnik and astronauts still begin their journey from the same launch site in Baikonur.
ESA Euronews: 60 years since Sputnik
Sixty years ago, Sputnik became the first satellite in space and changed the world forever. Launched by the Soviet Union on 4 October 1957, this shiny orb kick-started the space race, and opened up the heavens for mankind to explore. To mark the occasion ESA Euronews arranged access to the private museum of RSC Energia, the Russian state company that actually built the world’s first satellite, officially called Sputnik-1. Hanging in this Moscow treasure trove of pioneering space probes is one of the original Sputnik flight spares, built in 1957. Compact, at just over 80 kilogrammes, its polished surfaces and distinctive antennae are now unmistakable - look at this satellite, and the first word in your mind is 'Sputnik'. This video is also available in the following languages:
Sputnik 1: The First Report of the First Satellite in Space (1957)
A public domain video A 1957 newsreel of the first report of Sputnik - animations of rocket. Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennae to broadcast radio pulses. It was visible all around the Earth and its radio pulses were detectable. This surprise success precipitated the American Sputnik crisis and triggered the Space Race, a part of the larger Cold War. The launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. Tracking and studying Sputnik 1 from Earth provided scientists with valuable information, even though the satellite itself wasn't equipped with sensors. The density of the upper atmosphere could be deduced from its drag on the orbit, and the propagation of its radio signals gave information about the ionosphere. Sputnik 1 was launched during the International Geophysical Year from Site No.1/5, at the 5th Tyuratam range, in Kazakh SSR (now known as the Baikonur Cosmodrome). The satellite travelled at about 29,000 kilometres per hour (18,000 mph; 8,100 m/s), taking 96.2 minutes to complete each orbit. It transmitted on 20.005 and 40.002 MHz, which were monitored by amateur radio operators throughout the world. The signals continued for 21 days until the transmitter batteries ran out on 26 October 1957. Sputnik burned up on 4 January 1958 while reentering Earth's atmosphere, after travelling about 70 million km (43 million mi) and spending three months in orbit. Source: wikipedia.org Subscribe - never miss a video!
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Launch of Sputnik 1 October 4, 1957
Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957. It was a 58 cm diameter polished metal sphere, with four external radio antennae to broadcast radio pulses. (From Wikipedia)
The First Spy Satellites: Corona and Discoverer
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Don't Sit Around Waiting for a Sputnik Moment | Big Think
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Don't Sit Around Waiting for a Sputnik Moment
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The Moment Sputnik Terrified & Thrilled Americans
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This Month in (Vintage) Space History -- October 2012
Chuck Yeager flew through the sound barrier on October 14, 1947; the Soviet Union launched Sputnik on October 4, 1957, and NASA went into operation on October 1, 1958. We look at all three events on this edition of This Month in (Vintage) Space History. For more spaceflight history, check out my blog Vintage Space: http://amyshirateitel.com/vintagespace/ For more on Yeager's supersonic flight: http://amyshirateitel.com/2012/10/14/when-yeager-eased-through-the-sound-barrie/
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SPUTNIK 1 CBS NEWS SPECIAL REPORT ON TV, October 6 1957
The launch is October 4 1957, was launched during the International Geophysical Year from Site No.1/5, at the 5th Tyuratam range, in Kazakh SSR (now at the Baikonur Cosmodrome). The satellite travelled at 29,000 kilometers (18,000 mi) per hour, taking 96.2 minutes to complete an orbit, and emitted radio signals at 20.005 and 40.002 MHz which were monitored by amateur radio operators throughout the world. The signals continued for 22 days until the transmitter batteries ran out on 26 October 1957. burned up on 4 January 1958, as it fell from orbit upon reentering Earth's atmosphere, after travelling about 60 million km (37 million miles) and spending 3 months in orbit.INFO: WIKIPEDIA CUTS
Sputnik Provoked The Space Age
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The Story Of The Sputnik Moment
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The Russian Sputnik - 1
Sputnik 1 was launched on October 4th 1957. The satellite was 58 cm (about 23 in) in diameter and weighed approximately 83.6 kg (about 183 lb). Each of its elliptical orbits around the Earth took about 96 minutes. Monitoring of the satellite was done by Amateur radio operators. The first long-range flight of the R-7 booster used to launch it had occurred on August 21 and was described in Aviation Week. Sputnik 1 was not visible from Earth but the casing of the R-7 booster, traveling behind it, was.
Launch of Sputnik 1 - October 4, 1957
This video shows the launch of Sputnik 1.
Sputnik-1 Telemetry Signal (audio)
This is what you would heard had you tuned in to
Sputnik 1's radio signal on Oct. 4, 1957.