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Cross in Space

Cross in Space [Arthur Blessitt]

The Cross in Space CubeSat was planned as a memorial satellite by traveling Christian preacher Arthur Blessitt carrying a miniature wooden cross and a microfiche version of the Bible.

The passive satellite was built at One Stop Satellite Solutions (OSSS). It was to be orbited in 2001 as a piggy-back-payload on a Dnepr launch.

For reasons unknown, this free flyer was cancelled and the memorial objects were launched instead in a Celestis container on mission Celestis 07, but were lost in a launch failure. Finally the objects were orbited with Celestis 11.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Memorial
Operator: Arthur Blessitt
Contractors: One Stop Satellite Solutions (OSSS)
Equipment: None
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass: < 1 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Cross in Space - cancelled Ba LC-109/95 Dnepr with ?

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