Definition of Sputnik
- It is the Russian transliteration of the word спутник that is translated into Spanish as “satellite”. That is to say, it designates celestial bodies that do not have their own light but rather reflect the sun, in addition, they revolve around it.
- By extension, it is used to unveil artificial bodies that are created so that they can orbit in space around the earth and serve different purposes, especially technological ones.
ORIGIN OF SPUTNIK
Sputnik is a word that comes from Russian, essentially, it is the Spanish transliteration of the term спутник. It is translated into Spanish as “satellite” and is used to designate both those that are natural and those that are artificial.
The use of this word has intensified since the middle of the 20th century on the occasion of the launch of the first artificial satellite that successfully orbited. Currently, the term is known worldwide for designating one of the vaccines created to combat Covid 19.
CURIOSITIES OF SPUTNIK
- “Sputnik” is a news agency in charge of collecting and disseminating international information in political and economic spheres, among others. It has offices in various parts of the world, including London, Beijing and Washington, however its main office is in Moscow.
- The first vaccine against the covid-19 virus was named “Sputnik V”, it was developed by the Center for Microbiology and Epidemiology “Gamaleya” of the Russian Ministry of Health.
- “Soy_sputnik” is the self-denomination of the popular Mexican youtuber Alejandra Arévalo, who uses her communication window to share literary opinions.
- As Sputnik 1 it was named the first artificial satellite to successfully orbit the planet earth. It was launched from the former Soviet Union in 1957, specifically in Kazakhstan.