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Satellite Quizzes & Trivia

Let’s see if we can bring you on board and explore the satellites: do you remember the name and year that the USSR launched its first artificial satellite and thus triggered the Cold War Space Race? Or maybe you can point out the year and name of the first US artificial satellite that was launched in response?

Let’s go for something a little bit more ambitious: what is the planet that has the most natural satellites of all the planets in our Solar System? How many satellites does Pluto have? Ok, if all of these are sounding just a bit too non-practical, then riddle me this: when was the GPS system put in place by the US and what is the name of its Russian counterpart?

There we go, a little bit of friendly rivalry always bring out that competitive spirit. Ready to get down to the real questions?
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