The Sputnik 1, 2 and 3 missions. 1/48th scale model. 132 parts, height 64 cm




The Sputnik 1, 2 and 3 missions marked the beginning of the space age and are essential milestones in space exploration.

During the Cold War, the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union was a means of demonstrating the technological and military superiority of the two superpowers.

Sputnik 1
Launched: October 4, 1957
First artificial satellite in orbit, emitting radio signals. Beginning of the space age, triggering the space race.
Sputnik 2
Launch date: November 3, 1957
First living creature in orbit (Laika, a dog). First biological data on survival in space, paving the way for future manned missions.
Sputnik 3
Launch date: May 15, 1958
Scientific laboratory to study the upper atmosphere and space, collecting data on cosmic radiation and ionospheric composition.

These missions positioned the Soviet Union as the temporary leader in space exploration, prompting the United States to create NASA in 1958 and invest heavily in space technology. They laid the foundations for modern space exploration.

Here you’ll find 1/48 scale models of these models to print, including launch pad.
132 parts, model height: 64 cm, weight: 1300 grams
All parts are FDM printable on a printer with a minimum volume of 200 x 200 x 200 mm with a 0.4mm nozzle.

Download the assembly instructions now: Sputnik 1-2-3 assembly instructions

Happy printing !

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