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Sputnik 1



Sputnik 1

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into elliptical low Earth orbit on October 4th, 1957. It was a simple, polished sphere equipped with four external radio antennas transmitting radio signals at .03 second pulses. This information was used to gather information on density of the upper layers of the atmosphere and the propagation of radio signals in the ionosphere.

Sputnik 1 was also the main catalyst of the Space Race and contributed to the rift between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most significant examples of science and space exploration ever designed, built, and launched.

Artist credits:
CAD by Jason Godsil
Painted by Patrick Perales

The model comes unpainted so you could customize it however you’d like!

All orders are cast to order. Please allow 15 days for processing.

Masterpiece Models manufactures and sells the highest quality resin assembly kits on the market today. Featuring kits for a variety of interests including Dinosaurs, WWII, Vietnam, Scifi, and aircraft bases.  We have acquired the rights to a large selection of the Custom Dioramics line that are now available through us as resin assembly kits.  We manufacture our kits onsite at our Vancouver, Washington USA fabrication and casting shop.  Interested in other SciFi model kits? Check out our SciFi page by clicking here.

Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 6 in