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Celestis 23 (CPAC)

Celestis 23 [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. 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
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass:
Orbit: 268 km × 333 km, 51.7°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Celestis 23 (CPAC 23, Excelsior Flight) 2023-054# 15.04.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with İmece, Umbra-SAR 06, ŅuSat 36, ..., 39, GHOSt 1, 2, Tomorrow R1, GHGSat C6, C7, C8, Hawk 7A, 7B, 7C, NORSAT TD, ION-SCV 010, Kepler 20, 21, ELO 3, EPICHyper 1, VCUB1, Vigoride 6, LLITED 1, 2, REVELA, DISCO 1, VIREO, IRIS C, BRO 9, Brokkr 1, CIRBE, DEWA-Sat 2, It's About Time, KILIÇSAT, SSS 2B, Sapling 2, PROVES-Yearling 2, Platform 3 (Sateliot 0), FACSAT 2, Connecta T2.1, LacunaSat 2f, ADLER 2, Lemur-2 164, Lemur-2 165, INSPIREsat 7, Taifa 1, RoseyCubesat 1, Celestis 23

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