CERN will launch its first satellite on new European rocket

A tiny satellite aims to extend radiation studies conducted by CERN into space.

The cubesat-sized CELESTA (CERN Latchup Experiment STudent sAtellite) is scheduled to launch on Wednesday (July 13) aboard a new European rideshare rocket, called Vega-C. Blastoff is expected (opens in new tab) at 7:13 am EDT (1213 GMT or 8:13 am local time at the launch site in French Guiana), according to the European Space Agency.

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