CERN's Aerospace Activities Strategy
Aerospace is a field in which CERN is playing a critical and increasingly recognised role from both the scientific and the technological point of view. This domain is considered as highly strategic by many of CERN's institutional and industrial partners in the Member States and beyond.
Both space missions and underground accelerator and detector infrastructures have to deal with extremely harsh environments, posing stringent technological requirements that often overlap. In addition, the exploration of the smallest and largest structures of the Universe requires instruments and data exploitation systems capable of the highest achievable performances.
CERN's technologies, facilities and know-how have concrete applications in space, and the KT Group is committed to exploring synergies and establishing partnerships with institutional, research and commercial organisations active in the aerospace sector.
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CERN testing facilities with potential or existing aerospace applications
CERN operates unique technical facilities for testing equipment in space-like environments. Irradiation facilities are of particular interest to the aerospace community.
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CERN know-how and technologies with potential or existing aerospace applications
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Recent news items related to our aerospace application activities
On Tuesday, 25 April 2017, CERN and the French space agency, CNES ( Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales ), signed a cooperation agreement to encourage collaboration on innovations in the aerospace field.
This formalises a long-term partnership in shared areas of interest, such as...Read more ›