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Pegasus-3
Hercules solid rocket engine. Upper stage engine for Pegasus, Pegasus XL, Taurus. First flight 1989.

AKA: Orion 38. Status: Active. Number: 52 . Thrust: 34.60 kN (7,778 lbf). Gross mass: 875 kg (1,929 lb). Unfuelled mass: 104 kg (229 lb). Specific impulse: 287 s. Burn time: 68 s. Height: 2.08 m (6.82 ft). Diameter: 0.97 m (3.18 ft).

Thrust (sl): 28.300 kN (6,362 lbf). Thrust (sl): 2,887 kgf. Chamber Pressure: 37.80 bar. Area Ratio: 60.



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Celestis American burial-in-space service. Celestis offers the the opportunity for the space-smitten to have (a portion) of their cremated remains to be put into orbit. Space burial satellite for Celestis, USA. Launched 1998-2001. Used the Orion-38 motor bus.

LCT2 Experimental communication satellite for NASA, USA. Launched 2006. Used the Orion-38 motor bus.

Celestis 07 (CPAC) Space burial satellite for SSI, USA. Launched 2008.

Celestis 11 (CPAC) Space burial satellite for SSI, USA. Launched 2012.

Country: USA. Launch Vehicles: Pegasus, Pegasus/HAPS, Taurus, ARPA Taurus, Pegasus XL, Pegasus H, Pegasus XL/HAPS, Taurus 2210, Taurus 2110, Minotaur 1, Minotaur 2, GBI, Taurus 3210, Taurus 3110. Propellants: Solid. Stages: Pegasus-3. Agency: Hercules.

1998 February 10 - . 13:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576E. LV Family: Taurus. Launch Vehicle: Taurus 2210.
  • Celestis-02 - . Payload: Celestis-02/Orion 38. Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Manufacturer: Germantown. Program: Celestis. Class: Burial . Type: Burial satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Pegasus-3. Spacecraft: Celestis. USAF Sat Cat: 25160 . COSPAR: 1998-007D. Apogee: 876 km (544 mi). Perigee: 780 km (480 mi). Inclination: 108.0000 deg. Period: 101.50 min.

1999 December 21 - . 07:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576E. LV Family: Taurus. Launch Vehicle: Taurus 2110.
  • Celestis-03 - . Nation: USA. Agency: OSC. Program: Celestis. Class: Burial . Type: Burial satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Pegasus-3. Spacecraft: Celestis. Decay Date: 1971-03-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 26034 . COSPAR: 1999-070C. Apogee: 571 km (354 mi). Perigee: 550 km (340 mi). Inclination: 98.2800 deg. Period: 95.86 min. Burial satellite containing cremated human remains..

2001 September 21 - . 18:49 GMT - . Launch Site: Vandenberg. Launch Complex: Vandenberg 576E. LV Family: Taurus. Launch Vehicle: Taurus 2110. FAILURE: A problem a few seconds after first stage separation caused the rocket to go off course; it recovered and the remainder of the stages fired, but final cutoff velocity was too low to reach a sustainable orbit..
  • Celestis-4 - . Mass: 368 kg (811 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: Orbimage. Manufacturer: OSC. Program: Celestis. Class: Burial . Type: Burial satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Pegasus-3. Spacecraft: Celestis. COSPAR: F010921D. Celestis-4 consisted of two Celestis burial canisters containing cremated human remains. After the launch vehicle failure Celestis guaranteed a relaunch of back-up remains..

2008 August 3 - . 03:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Kwajalein. Launch Complex: Kwajalein OM. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 1. FAILURE: The new Merlin 1C first stage engine completed its burn, but the thrust took longer to decay than expected. It was still thrusting when stage 2 tried to separate, and the two stages collided, setting the second stage tumbling..
2012 May 22 - . 07:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC40. Launch Pad: SLC40. LV Family: Falcon. Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9.
  • Celestis 11 - . Mass: 7.00 kg (15.40 lb). Nation: USA. Class: Burial. Type: Burial satellite. Spacecraft Bus: Pegasus-3. Spacecraft: Celestis. Decay Date: 2012-06-27 . USAF Sat Cat: 38349 . COSPAR: 2012-027B. Apogee: 298 km (185 mi). Perigee: 253 km (157 mi). Inclination: 51.7000 deg. Period: 90.00 min. Released from the Dragon spacecraft. Carried some of the ashes of Star Trek actor James Doohan, among others..


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