SAO Records First US Photograph of Russian Satellite "Sputnik"

 

SAO Records First US Photograph of Russian Satellite "Sputnik"

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Year: 
1957
Month: 
october
Day: 
17
Date: 
Thu, 1957-10-17
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The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is able to record the first United States photograph of the Soviet satellite Sputnik, using a Baker Nunn camera.  By mid-1958, the Observatory had its Satellite Tracking Program fully operational.