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CELESTA (CERN Latchup Experiment STudent sAtellite) or ROBUSTA 1D (Radiation on Bipolar Test for University Satellite Application) is a Cubesat project of the University of Montpellier II. The mission of ROBUSTA is to test the CERN radiation monitor (RadMon).

CELESTA will be the first CERN-driven microsatellite, developed in collaboration with the University of Montpellier in the framework of a collaboration agreement defined and signed in 2015.

Alternate Names

  • 53111

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2022-07-13
Launch Vehicle: Vega-C
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (France)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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