The model of the first artificial Earth satellite was sold at auction for $847,5 thousands

In new York at Bonhams on September 27 sold the model of the first artificial Earth satellite. The lot was purchased for $847,5 thousands, according to the website of the auction.

Sold lot Austrian Heinz Miller.

The model of satellite with the accession number «OKB-1/002/1957» in 1957 produced in Rocket-space Corporation «Energy» im. S. P. Korolev. She repeats launched into space Sputnik 1 and is provided with a working transmitter.

Total estimated auction three similar models are in private collections, one outside of Moscow in the Corporate Museum of «Energy» and the Museum of flight in Seattle (WA).

The first artificial Earth satellite was launched into orbit on 4 October 1957. The satellite flew 92 days, until January 4, 1958, made 1440 turns around the Earth (about 60 million km). He then burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere.




The model of the first artificial Earth satellite was sold at auction for $847,5 thousands 28.09.2017

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