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Celestis

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1997-018B

Description

Celestis was a microcapsule launched along with Minisat from the Spanish Canary Islands. It was developed by Orbital Sciences Corporation for the Celestis Inc of Florida and carried ashes of some long-deceased people into space. More such capsules may be available for past and future ashes.

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-04-21
Launch Vehicle: Pegasus XL
Launch Site: Canary Islands, Spain

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Other

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

 
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