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Sputnik 3-1. Failed Soviet spacecraft Proateishyi Sputnik (Sputnik 3-1). The satellite (upper frame) is seen attached to the launch vehicle. Launched on 3 February 1958, this would have been the third Sputnik in space, but it failed and did not reach orbit.
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