Sputnik specs

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Sputnik specs - MOSCOW, Oct. 4 HP!. Facts and figures of the...
MOSCOW, Oct. 4 HP!. Facts and figures of the Soviet satellite: Size: 23 inches ln diameter. Weight: 185 pounds. Speed. 18,000 miles per hour Estimated life; Not more than thi-po u,ppW Altitude or orbit: 560 miles high. Circles earth once Signals: Two radio transmit-F1 tprs spnriins sisna'- at 20 (IOt and 40.002 megacycles, strong enough to be picked up by ham operators. Visibility: Best at sundown and sunset with the naked eye. Rotation every hour and 35 minutes

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  1. The Morning News,
  2. 05 Oct 1957, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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