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Elysium-Star 2

Elysium-Star [Elysium Space]

The Elysium-Star 1U CubeSats are a space burial service offered by Elysium Space.

The passive Cubesat holds trays with multiple individual capsules containing samples of cremated ashes. The satellite does not contain any systems.

Elysium-Star 2 flew also the CUBIT (CubeSat Identification Tag) developed by SRI International, a small add-on to cubesats that transmits a signal identifying that satellite. The system, weighing only about 20 grams, is designed to operate independently from the rest of the cubesat, including its own battery.

The first payload, Elysium-Star 1, part of the Supernova-Beta satellite, was launched in November 2015 on the maiden launch of the Super-Strypi rocket and did not reach orbit.

The second one, Elysium-Star 2, was launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket. It remained attached to the Lower Free Flyer (LFF) platform.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Space burial
Operator: Elysium Space
Contractors: Elysium Space
Equipment: CUBIT
Configuration: CubeSat (1U)
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime:
Mass: 1 kg
Orbit: 573 km × 590 km, 97.77
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Elysium-Star 2 / LFF 2018-099C 03.12.2018 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with SkySat 14, 15, Eu:CROPIS, STPSat 5, FalconSat 6, NEXTSat 1, KazSTSAT, eXCITe, SeeMe, ICEYE X2, BlackSky Global 2, ESEO, Hawk A, B, C, Capella 1, AISTECHSAT 2, CSIM-FD, Hiber 2, ITASAT 1, Landmapper-BC 4, ORS 7A, 7B, Al-Farabi 2, Astrocast 0.1, Audacy 0, BRIO, Centauri 1, Eaglet 1, Enoch, Flock-3s 1, 2, 3, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, Sirion Pathfinder 2, OrbWeaver 1, 2, SPAWAR-CAL O, OR, R

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