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Q: What did Sputnik 1 do when it orbited earth?
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Was Sputnik 1 an orbiter?

Yes, Sputnik 1 orbited the Earth over 1000 times

How long has sputnik 1 been in orbit?

Sputnik I orbited Earth for about 3 months before decaying into Earth's atmosphere and burning up. Sputnik I burned up over 50 years ago.

When did the Sputnik land on the moon?

It didn't First off, sputnik was a "family name" for a series of satellites, but none that went to the Moon. Sputnik only orbited the earth.

What happened in sputnik 1?

Not much. It orbited the Earth, emitting radio beeps for 21 days until the transmitter batteries ran out on 26 October 1957. Sputnik 1 orbited until 4 January 1958, having completed 1,440 orbits of the Earth. It burned up on 4 January 1958, as it fell from orbit upon reentering the Earth's atmosphere.

What country was Sputnik 1 set to orbit?

Doesn't work like that, a satellite can't orbit one country. It can stay in geostationary orbit over some, but that's it. Sputnik 1 orbited the whole Earth.

What kind of information did Sputnik 1 and 2 provide?

They orbited the earth, got information about earth's atmosphere, took the temperature and beeped. Same for II, except they had a dog in it!

What is the name of the first artificial earth satellite and when was it launched?

Sputnik 1 - launched October 4 1957 (orbited until January 4, 1958)

When was the Russian dog launched?

Laika the dog orbited earth aboard the soviet spacecraft Sputnik II in November 1957

How long did it take sputnik 1 to orbit the earth once?

it took 98 minutes, it stayed in space for 6 monthsIf this helps it orbited 1440 times in 3 months.

What was the first artificial satellite?

The first artificial satellite to achieve Earth orbit successfully was Sputnik-1.It was launched by the USSR on October 4, 1957. It spent about 3 months in orbit and was followed by many other unmanned satellites. The first satellite to carry a human was Vostok, in which Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth in 1961.The first artificial satellite was Sputnik I, launched by the Soviet Union on the 4th of October 1957

How long does it take for sputnik 1 to orbit the sun?

It never did, and now it's destroyed so it never will. Sputnik1 only went into low-earth orbit, and never orbited anything else.

What did Russia do that sparked the race to conquer space?

The USSR launched the worlds first artificial satellite Sputnik. Sputnik broadcast a radio beacon as it orbited the earth, effectively rubbing the fact that they got there 1st into the Yanks faces.