Memorial Spaceflights

Ascension Flight

Orbit our home planet on our most popular memorial spaceflight service

About The Ascension Flight

A mission of purpose, a dream fulfilled.

Launch Experience

Witness the power and grandeur of a launch into space.

Honored Participants

Read about the participants aboard the Ascension Flight.


Hear first hand impressions from Celestis launch guests.

Ascension Flight Details

Mission Status: Launched successfully

Honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one aboard the next Earth Orbit Service spaceflight open for reservations. This Earth Orbit service includes

  • Personal flight capsule launched to Earth orbit aboard a commercial rocket.
  • Invitation to attend the launch and view from a preferred location.*
  • Attendance at the non-sectarian, pre-launch memorial service where you can share memories of your loved one.
  • Unable to travel to see the launch? No problem. Watch the memorial service and the launch live, via webcast. 
  • Service performance is guaranteed.


* Launch dates are subject to change.

Ascension Flight

Starting at $4,995

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About the Ascension Flight

The Ascension Flight launched into Earth orbit on the Transporter 5 mission aboard a Falcon 9 Block 5 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Launch occurred at 2:35 p.m. EDT May 25.

Transporter 5 is a dedicated rideshare mission by SpaceX. SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program provides small satellite operators with regularly scheduled, dedicated Falcon 9 rideshare missions to Sun-Synchronous Orbit (“SSO”) for ESPA (secondary) class payloads, which includes up to 200 kg of payload mass.

Ascension’s launch service was provided by OmniTeq, and the Celestis payload was integrated into the Varisat High Frequency (a.k.a. shortwave radio) Communications Satellite platform.

Ascension is the 9th Earth Orbit Service mission for Celestis, and the 23rd overall mission since the company’s founding in 1994.

The Celestis Ascension Flight payload is housed in a 1u cubesat and was deployed into Earth orbit directly from the Transporter 5 carrier craft where it will orbit at a predicted SSO altitude of 567 kilometers/352 miles with a crossing time of ~0930 to 1030. The estimated orbital lifetime of the satellite platform is approximately a decade.

Ascension Flight Updates

Ascension Flight Updates

Stay informed about the Ascension Flight schedule, important event details, live launch broadcast and more.

Earth Orbit Service #9

Celestis Memorial Spaceflight: #21
Mission Name: Ascension Flight
Mission Status: Launched successfully
Launch Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Launch Date: May 25, 2022

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Ascension Flight Mission Logo

Launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral, Ascension will ride to orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket as part of a mission sending multiple payloads to orbit. The Ascension Flight stars mark the 9th time Celestis payloads have ascended to Earth Orbit. The mission will share space aboard a test spacecraft that will be deployed to low earth orbit and circle the planet for nearly a decade.
Ascension is a beautiful word that connotes much of the grief, spiritualism, and fulfillment inherent in Celestis missions.
“The unseen essential awaits your enlightened heart’s ascension to love.”
~ Bryant McGill

The Ascension Flight logo is from well-known designer and illustrator Eric Gignac. Eric’s portfolio also includes co-design of NASA Space Shuttle mission patches for the STS 128 and 133 missions.

Track Your Loved One In Space

Celestis provides an easy-to-use tracking tool that lets family and friends track the mission's progress as the Celestis satellite orbits the Earth or makes its way into deep space.

Create and plan additional remembrances and celebrations as the spacecraft orbits overhead or reaches key locations.

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