Sputnik 1

Sputnik 1

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Credit: SPUTNIK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite. The Soviet satellite was launched from Tyuratam on October 4, 1957, and transmitted signals back to earth for a period of 21 days. The photograph shows its various parts separated; in its final form it was a sphere 58 centimetres in diameter and weighing 83.5 kilos.

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Keywords: cis, first, novosti, russian, satellite, soviet, sputnik 1

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