Sputnik design plans

You can download design plans for the Sputnik, the satellite that kick-started the space race fifty years ago today, at the website of the Arizona Model Aircrafters. The plans exclude the instruments; these are perhaps left as an exercise for the reader.

4 responses to “Sputnik design plans”

  1. wendy says:

    The PDF for the design plans (sputnik) will not open. Are they defaulted? Could you send it to me by mail?


    Wendy from Switzerland

  2. brankl says:

    I am not sure what you mean by defaulted. It does appear that if I try to load them in the browser, the browser (or rather, the Adobe Reader plug-in) locks up. If I open them in Foxit Reader, they open just fine.

  3. The PDF opens fine for me. Are there any good shots available of the 3 indents along the circumference of the sphere and their dimensions?


  4. brankl says:

    You should ask the makers, not me.

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