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Celestis 11 (CPAC)

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Space burial
Operator: SSI
Contractors: SSI
Equipment: ?
Configuration: Cylindrical containers bolted to upper stage
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Orbit: 268 km × 333 km, 51.7
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Celestis 11 (CPAC 11, New Frontier Flight) 2012-027B 22.05.2012 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.0 with Dragon C2

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