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Enoch

Enoch [Tavares Strachan / LACMA]

Enoch is a passive CubeSat built as an art project by conceptual artist Tavares Strachan under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in collaboration with SpaceX.

The satellite contains a 24-karat-gold canopic jar with a bust of the first African-American astronaut, Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.. Canopic jars were used by ancient Egyptians to house the organs of the deceased for use in the afterlife. This jar was blessed at a Shinto shrine in Japan and “recognized as a container for Lawrence’s soul,” according to the museum.

Pumpkin Space Systems created the sled structure for the canopic jar, which is compatible with a CubeSat deployer. It is fitted with three radar reflectors to aid tracking of the passive satellite.

The satellite was launched on Spaceflight Industry's SSO-A multi-satellite launch on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Art
Operator: LACMA
Contractors: LACMA, Pumpkin Inc. (structure)
Equipment:
Configuration: CubeSat (3U)
Propulsion: None
Power: None
Lifetime: 7 years orbital life
Mass:
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Enoch 2018-099 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, BlackHawk, 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, ICE-Cap, K2SAT, KazSciSat 1, MinXSS 2, Orbital Reflector, RAAF M1, SeaHawk 1, SNUSAT 2, THEA, VESTA, PW-Sat 2, SNUGLITE, VisionCube, RANGE A, B, Elysium-Star 2, ExseedSat 1, Fox 1C, Irvine 02, JY1-Sat, KNACKSAT, MOVE 2, SpaceBEE 5, 6, 7, Suomi-100, WeissSat 1, Sirion Pathfinder 2, (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov), (US Gov)