CELESTA Satellite

Spacecraft name CELESTA (ROBUSTA 1D, CErn Latchup Experiment STudent sAtellite)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 1U
Status Was operational until 2022-12-20? (SatNOGS reports are continuing as of 2022-12-20 but AMSAT France blog called end to the mission on 2022-12-18 and PA0DL0 said same on 2022-09-19)
Launched 2022-07-13
NORAD ID 53111
Deployer ISIPOD [ISISpace]
Launcher Vega C
Entity name University of Montpellier
Institution University
Entity type Academic / Education
Country France
Launch brokerer SAB Launch Services
Partners CERN

In-orbit testing of a radiation monitor and a single event latch-up experiment.


In-orbit testing of a radiation monitor and a single event latch-up experiment. Twofold setup of a combined radiation monitoring unit based on the CERN Radiation Monitor (RadMon) system coupled with a Single Event Latch-up (SEL) test station. RadMon technology has already been fully demonstrated and validated at CERN for its ground application and it is being optimized to comply with space applications constraints. The payload and the entire CubeSat will be qualified at CERN High energy AcceleRator Mixed field facility (CHARM) in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) equivalent radiation field.

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Keywords MEO orbit, Beyond LEO orbit
On the same launch

Last modified: 2024-05-29

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