|Name||BLAST (Bouchet Low-Earth Alpha/Beta Space Telescope)|
|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2023|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Map the distribution of galactic cosmic radiation across the night sky.
Map the distribution of galactic cosmic radiation across the night sky. The satellite will identify and count alpha particles and beta particles in the rays, and measure the radiation energy around Earth. BLAST will contribute to the ongoing search for the origins and nature of these rays, which will provide insight into the origins of the universe.