Is there a catering service on board ?
More than a regular catering, you will be able to taste delicious meals cooked by famous French chefs.
How does Zephalto guarantee the safety of its passengers ?
Safety is our top one priority. Infrastructure and technologies have been tested many times: many flights with pilots and crew have already been carried out. We also surround ourselves with the best : our teams include world experts in aeronautics, space and safety. Our partners are Airbus, Dassault, CNES, ESA etc.. The technology used is the one of our historical partner, CNES, which has been sending balloons into the stratosphere for over 60 years. All aviation safety standards are applied: the balloon will have the same EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certifications as a commercial airliner. We registerred more than 200 operational procedures registered at the INPI and more than 11 key safety patents.
What do we see from the capsule ?
When Zephalto stratospheric balloon reaches its peak altitude - 25 km above the earth - you will be able to observe Earth as never before. You will be immersed in the darkness of space, the endless abyss of the universe surrounds the capsule. These conditions allow an unparalleled observation of the curvature of the earth, a panorama of 1 400 km. We will accompany you to live the "overview effect", which astronauts refer to as an experience that transforms you, a cognitive shock, an unequalled emotion (seeing the earth from space induces a change of conception, your vision of the world will then change).
What is the price of the pre-reservation and the trip ?
A pre-reservation costs €10 000 (and corresponds to a reservation for one person). The pre-reservation allows you to reserve a seat and to have priority when the ticket reservation is opened. The first year, only 360 travelers will be able to live the Zephalto experience. Seats are therefore limited and must be reserved in advance. The total price of a flight is €120 000 per person (the price of the pre-reservation is deducted), which includes the flight and the associated exceptional services, such as reception and preparation. The flight can be customized and experiences can be added.
What are the flight conditions (temperature, weightlessness, etc...) ?
The flight conditions are very similar to those of an airplane, the temperature is therefore temperate and you will not be weightless.
How many people can the capsule accommodate ?
The capsule has a total capacity of 8 people: 6 passengers and 2 pilots will be present on each flight.
I want to make the trip with my friends and family, is it possible ?
You can book several tickets first and travel together. It is also possible to privatize the capsule, for personal or professional use: bring your family on board and share the Zephalto experience together or create a customized business experience for your company's employees.
Are additional services included in the price of the flight ?
Basic experiences of the flight (onboarding, briefing, dinner, aperitif...) are included in your €120 000 reservation. The trip is then of course entirely customizable to the traveler's wishes. You will have a privileged relationship with an "experience designer" who will help him to design his dreams journey. The additional activities and experiences that you wishe to bring may generate additional costs.
What are the requirements for a flight ?
Traveling in Celeste does not require any special training or condition. If you can fly, you can board the pressurized capsule and board it. The trips are accessible to people of all ages and no particular physical condition. Also, no training is required, apart from the preparation provided 2 days beforehand by Zephalto.