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
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Starting at $4,995
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.
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ABOARD THE ASCENSION FLIGHT
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
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