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DELIVERED TO ASTROBOTIC – WAITING FOR THE LAUNCH 🚀

FLIGHT 3 – « THE VI-TAL PARCHMENT » ON ITS WAY TO THE MOON

MISSION 👩‍🚀: VI-TAL on Astrobotic
SPACESHIP 🚀: United Alliance
DESTINATION 📍: Moon, Solar Galaxy
DATE OF LAUNCH 🗓: Announced for Q1 2023

The Vi-Tal Parchment carries the essence of Vitae, its original drawings and blueprint: a magical alliance between art and science. This symbol of memory and eternity announces the future installation of the VITAE sculpture on the moon.

A state-of-the art laser engraving has been performed on a 0.14mm thick mylar sheet. To ensure its safe journey to the Moon, this engraved parchment is preserved in a titanium case designed by the artist and made by the CERN laboratory in Geneva.   

The Vi-Tal parchment is on board the first Astrobotic’s mission to the moon, announced to take off first quarter of 2023.


COMPLETED ✅

FLIGHT 2 – INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) – FEB 2017

MISSION 👩‍🚀: SPACEX 10 FALCON 9
SPACESHIP 🚀: SPACEX
DESTINATION 📍: ISS
DATE OF LAUNCH 🗓: February 19th 2017

Aboard SpaceX-10 Falcon 9 historical flight, a first prototype of VITAE reaches the International Space Station (ISS) to be tested in micro-gravity environment.

The deployment test ran by ESA French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet was a success.

Learn more about the test aboard the ISS.


VITAE in the ISS


COMPLETED ✅

FLIGHT 1 – STRATOSPHERE / SPACE EDGE- OCT 2012

MISSION 👩‍🚀: VITAE Age of Space flight
SPACESHIP 🚀: Meteorological Baloon by Shawn

DESTINATION 📍: Stratosphere / Earth stratosphere (alt.± 40km)
DATE OF LAUNCH 🗓: October 30th 2012

The first flight of a VITAE miniature was launched from Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, where stands another well-known artwork from Anilore Banon, Les Braves, the official sculpture of the 60th anniversary commemoration of the World War II D-Day. 


COMPLETED ✅

MOONBOX – TERRESTRIAL TESTS – JAN 2012

MISSION 👩‍🚀: VITAE terrestrial tests
DATE OF LAUNCH 🗓: January 2012

DESCRIPTION: After thermal, mechanical, and optical simulations carried by Dassault Systèmes, technical and scientific tests have been conducted to enable the opening and the closing of VITAE in the MoonBox (heating cabinet).