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A biosatellite is a satellite designed to carry life in space. The first satellite carrying an animal (a dog, "Laika") was Soviet Sputnik 2 at November 3, 1957. On August 20, 1960 Soviet Sputnik 5 first time recovered animals (dogs) from orbit to Earth.
The most famous biosatellites include:
- Biosatellite program launched by NASA between 1966 and 1969.
- Bion space program
- The Mars Gravity Biosatellite
- Orbiting Frog Otolith (OFO-A)
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