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Some facts about Sputnik

MOSCOW, Oct. 4, 1957 (UP) - Facts and figures of the Soviet satellite: SIZE: 22 inches in diameter.

WEIGHT: 184 pounds.

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SPEED: 18,000 miles per hour.

ESTIMATED LIFE: Not more than three weeks.

ALTITUDE OF ORBIT: 560 miles.

SIGNALS: Two radio transmitters sending on 20.005 and 40.002 megacycles, strong enough to be picked up by ham operators.

VISIBILITY: Best at sundown and sunset with the naked eye.

ROTATION: Circles earth once every hour and 35 minutes.

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