On 30th June 2021, Aeternum’s second space memorial flight, Geminus, was successfully launched on SpaceX’s Transporter-2 Mission. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 3:31 p.m. Eastern Time from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, USA. It successfully deployed the Geminus mission containing Aeternum customers’ ashes into orbit nearly 58 minutes after lift-off.
Cameras on-board the Falcon 9 capture the exact moment at T+01:22:10 (or 1 hour 22 minutes and 10 seconds after lift-off) that Geminus was released from the rocket, on-board the Sherpa-FX 2 (an independent ring that carries smaller satellites to deploy safely away from the main rocket). This moment of deployment can be seen in the embedded video below by following the timer in the bottom centre of the screen.
We are eternally grateful to our customers, and honoured to have been entrusted with their loved ones’ memorials. Their space journey has, however, only just begun, as Geminus now sets off on its 5 year orbit around the Earth. The location of Geminus over the Earth can be seen in real time with Aeternum’s Satellite Tracking Service that can be found under the “How It Works” section of our website.
We are now taking bookings for our third space memorial flight, due for launch in Summer 2022 – please call +44 (0)208 566 7934 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in a space memorial service for yourself or a loved one.