Celestis 11 [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-9 v1.0. 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.
Celstis 11 is a reflight of the ashes flown on Celestis 07, which failed to reach orbit due to a launch vehicle first stage malfunction.
|Type / Application:||Space burial|
|Configuration:||Cylindrical containers bolted to upper stage|
|Orbit:||268 km × 333 km, 51.7°|
|Celestis 11 (CPAC 11, New Frontier Flight)||2012-027B||22.05.2012||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.0||with Dragon C2|