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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Message from Sputnik

On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet Union launched the first artifical satellite into a low earth orbit. Sputnik (Простейший Спутник-1) travelled at 29,000 kilometers (18,000 mi) per hour, taking 96.2 minutes to complete an orbit, and emitted radio signals at 20.005 and 40.002 MHz which were monitored by amateur radio operators throughout the world.

The signals continued for 22 days until the transmitter batteries ran out on 26 October 1957. What did it have to say before its batteries failed?  What message did it send back to the people of earth?

Giving credit where credit is due, I used the following music samples from :

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