The common translation is "traveling companion of the Earth".
When the satellite "Sputnik" was first launched in space in October of 1957, the New York Times gave the name's literal meaning as, "something that is traveling with a traveler" with the explanation, "the traveler is the earth, traveling through space, and the companion 'traveling with' it is the satellite."
Sputnik 1 was a Russian satellite.
No, the Russian's Sputnik was unmanned.
Sputnik means "fellow traveler" in Russian.
Sputnik is Russian, and it means something like "travelling companion". It became the name for an early series of articifial satellites.
Sputnik was an early Russian space satellite.
Sputnik is is the English transliteration of the Russian for name for the device "Sputnik 1" (Ð¡Ð¿ÑƒÑ‚Ð½Ð¸Ðº-1). Sputnik is Russian for "Satellite".
the Sputnik was the first Russian spacecraft
The Russian word sputnik literally means "traveling companion" or "satellite".
because "sputnik" means "fellow traveler of earth"