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"Turkmenistan Memorial Capsule"

Dnepr upper stage [Kosmotras]

Along with OICETS and INDEX, the Dnepr launch vehicle delivered into orbit a special container that hosted the state symbols of Turkmenistan - the National Flag and the "Book of Rukhnama" - historical and philosophical work of Saparmurat Niyazov, the President of Turkmenistan, devoted to the past, present and the future of the Turkmen state.

The inert memorial capsule remained attached to the upper stage of the Dnepr launch vehicle.

Nation: Turkmenistan
Type / Application: Memorial
Operator:
Contractors: Kosmotras
Equipment:
Configuration: Container bolted to Dnepr upper stage
Propulsion: None in Orbit
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
"Turkmenistan Memorial Capsule" 2005-031C 23.08.2005 Ba LC-109/95 Dnepr with OICETS, INDEX