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Mission parameters

  • Mass: 4,695 kg
  • Perigee: 164 km
  • Apogee: 230 km
  • Inclination: 64.9°
  • Period: 88.42 minutes
  • NSSDC ID: 1961-009A

Mission highlights

This test Vostok spacecraft was the fifth and last in a series of spacecraft designed as precursors to manned space flight. It was launched by a Vostok 8K72K rocket and carried a dummy cosmonaut and a dog Zvezdochka ("little star"), as well as the television system and other scientific apparatus. After one orbit, a successful recovery was made.

Capsule Location

Vostok 3KA s/n 2 is currently on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

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Published - July 2009

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