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noun as in satellite

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October 4, 1957, was the day the Soviet Union Launched Sputnik—the world’s first satellite—an achievement that heralded the start of the space age.

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Stewart, a two-time WNBA champion now playing in Russia, asked about the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

It had been two years since the Soviets launched Sputnik 1, the first manmade object in space.

The Sputnik shapes seem like a nod to Cold War surveillance morphing into Age of Terror surveillance.

Tortoise disqualified for technical reasons, first place awarded to Sputnik hare.

That is the red thread of continuity, which runs from Decline 1.0 with Sputnik to Decline 5.0 with the post-crash.

The Soviet Union has launched Sputnik and communism is taking hold across eastern Europe.

That Redstone rocket was meant to boost American morale after the Soviets launched Sputnik.

But that was after Sputnik, and we didn't dare disregard any hints from the other side of the Iron Curtain.

They got reports from the observatories about another sputnik being launched by the Russians.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sputnik, such as: asteroid, luna, moon, rocket, spacecraft, and ancillary.

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