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Sputnik 9

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Mission parameters

  • Mass: 4,700 kg
  • Perigee: 173 km
  • Apogee: 239 km
  • Inclination: 64.93°
  • Period: 88.6 minutes
  • NSSDC ID: 1961-008A

Mission highlights

This test Vostok spacecraft was the fourth in a series of spacecraft designed as precursors to manned space flight. The spacecraft carried a dummy cosmonaut, the dog Chernushka, mice, and a guinea pig. The flight lasted for a single orbit, and a successful recovery was made.

  1. ^ Gray, Tara (1998). "A Brief History of Animals in Space". National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://history.nasa.gov/animals.html. Retrieved on 2007-05-03. 

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Published - July 2009

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