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New Space revolution, clean aviation, multi-messenger astronomy… In recent times, the aeronautics and space sectors have been experiencing radical advancements, which are of economic and scientific interest to CERN Member States. Thanks to its remarkable technologies, facilities and know-how, CERN plays a crucial role in aerospace.

Aerospace and particle physics share many technical similarities in terms of operational environments. Both sectors need components capable of functioning in harsh radiation environments, extreme temperatures and high vacuum conditions.  Moreover, they both need to be able to handle large amounts of data quickly and autonomously.

Performed in orbit around the Earth to avoid atmospheric effects, fundamental physics missions in space have much in common with CERN’s underground experiments. Many synergies exist, in particular between particle and astroparticle physics experiments, including but not limited to detection capabilities.

Maximising the positive impact of its research on society is integral to CERN’s mission. Aerospace applications carry strong opportunities in areas such as human and robotic exploration, long-distance transportation, climate change and environment monitoring, disaster prevention, advanced telecommunication and geolocalisation.

Aerospace-related competences & expertise:

With CELESTA, CERN goes to space! Discover the first CERN microsatellite
Enabling technologies and in-orbit demonstration missions
Scientific space missions supported as CERN Recognised Experiments
"From CERN to Aerospace"
CERN's remarkable technologies, facilities and know-how can play a crucial role in aerospace
Aerospace applications strategy, partnerships & key numbers

Aerospace related news 

From CERN to Jupiter: Juice embarks on its historic journey

Before embarking on its journey, critical components of ESA’s interplanetary mission were tested in the only facility on Earth capable of replicating Jupiter’s harsh radiative environment

14 April, 2023

The 2022 CERN Knowledge Transfer Highlights report is out

The report highlights a few examples in 2022 of how CERN’s technology and know-how, paired with the expertise of our partners, can drive innovation and progress for the benefit of society as a whole.

21 March, 2023

CERN and Airbus partnership on future clean aviation

CERN and Airbus UpNext sign a collaboration agreement to assess the use of superconducting technologies for future low-emission aeroplanes.

Knowledge sharing
01 December, 2022
Knowledge sharing
01 December, 2022

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