MAN MADE OBJECTS DESTROYED IN DEEP SPACE

Non-exhaustive list of artificial objects that do not exist anymore as they were incinerated in gas giant deep atmospheres (i.e. Jupiter and Saturn). They are listed for memory purpose as they were part of interplanetary missions.

Over 10 artificial objects have been identified.

COSPAR IDname typemissionmassstatusdate/epoch (UTC)
1989-084EDECELERATION MODULEInsertion motorGALILEOdiscarded, incinerated upon atmospheric entryDecember 7, 1995
1989-084ECHUTE COMPARTMENT COVERSBackshell elements (mortar)GALILEOdiscarded, incinerated upon atmospheric entryDecember 7, 1995
1989-084EPILOT CHUTE1.14 m parachuteGALILEOdiscarded, incinerated upon atmospheric entryDecember 7, 1995
1989-084EPROBE AFT COVERBack coverGALILEOdiscarded, incinerated upon atmospheric entryDecember 7, 1995
1989-084EMAIN CHUTE BAGStorage bagGALILEOdiscarded, incinerated upon atmospheric entryDecember 7, 1995
1989-084EMAIN CHUTE3.8 m parachuteGALILEOdiscarded, incinerated upon atmospheric entryDecember 7, 1995
1989-084EPROBE HEATSHIELDHeatshieldGALILEOdiscarded, incinerated upon atmospheric entryDecember 7, 1995
1989-084EGALILEO PROBEJupiter atmospheric entry probeGALILEOEOM, incinerated upon atmospheric entryDecember 7, 1995
1989-084BGALILEO ORBITERJupiter orbiterGALILEOEOM, incinerated upon atmospheric entrySeptember 21, 2003
1997-061ACASSINISaturn orbiterCASSINI-HUYGENSEOM, incinerated upon atmospheric entrySeptember 15, 2017
1997-061AHUYGENS PSE (PROBE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT)Cradle and equipment boxCASSINI-HUYGENSattached to CassiniSeptember 15, 2017