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Genesis 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2006-029A

Description

Genesis 1 is an American entrepreneur's inflatable satellite that was launched by a Dnepr rocket (a converted ICBM, known as SS-18 Satan) from a converted ICBM missle site in the southern Ural mountains. The 1,300 kg craft was successfully inflated about two hours after launch to its normal cylindrical size of 2.4 m x 4.5 m. It is made of a tough sheet fabricated from a composite Kevlar that is often used in bullet-proof vests. The goal of the entrepreneur is to launch a few more of them, string them together and promote "space tourism".

Alternate Names

  • 29252
  • Genesis1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2006-07-12
Launch Vehicle: Dnepr
Launch Site: Yasni, Russia
Mass: 1300 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (United States)

Discipline

  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

 
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