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Celestis 07 (CPAC)

Celestis 07 [SpaceX]

Celestis, now renamed Space Services Inc. (SSI), is the first company to offer space burials. The Celestis payloads are small containers (CPAC, Celestis Payload Attached Container), which are bolted to the last stage of the launch vehicle, in this case a Falcon-1. The containers were mounted inside the avionics compartment.

The containers contain small aluminum capsule about the size of a lipstick, containing symbolic 7 g of cremated remains.

The Celestis 07 satellite failed to reach orbit due to a launch vehicle first stage malfunction.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Space burial
Operator: SSI
Contractors: SSI
Equipment: ?
Configuration: Cylindrical containers bolted to upper stage
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Celestis 07 (CPAC 07, Explorers Flight) 2008-F01 03.08.2008 Om F Falcon-1 with Trailblazer, PreSat, Nanosail D