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Celestis 20 (CPAC 20)

Celestis 20 [ULA]

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 Vulcan Centaur VC2S. 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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Space burial
Operator: SSI
Contractors: SSI
Equipment: ?
Configuration: Cylindrical containers bolted to upper stage
Propulsion: None in orbit
Power: None in orbit
Orbit: heliocentric orbit
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Celestis 20 (CPAC 20, Enterprise Flight) 2024-006B 08.01.2024 CC SLC-41 Vulcan Centaur VC2S with Peregrine 1

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