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UM

6th largest university in France, by student numbers

“The Foundation plays a vital networking role for the University and the major stakeholders in the industry, and in steering the No.1 French University Space Centre. It allows each participant to contribute to projects.”

Philippe AUGE, President

3D PLUS

World leader in 3D electronic components for space

“The creation of this Foundation specialising in nanosatellites and the dynamism of the team, inspired us to take part in the project.”

Pierre Maurice, CEO

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AIRBUS

World No.1 in Space

“Airbus Defence & Space is a founder member of the Van Allen Foundation. Our support aims to encourage the training and development of future talent and skills in the space field. We want to involve students in innovative nanosatellite-based projects, enabling tomorrow’s technology to be tested and demonstrated in orbit!”

Arnaud DE ROSNAY, Director of Space Systems Engineering AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE

EXPLEO

The EXPLEO Group is renowned for its high-level technical know-how and proven expertise in complex and critical systems

“Through the Van Allen Foundation in Montpellier, Expleo is firmly committed to training young people in the space field.
Our Expleo experts support nanosatellite activities through joint R&D projects, introduce students to the realities of the industry, and share with other members a passion for technological innovation.”

Frédérique REBOUT, Global Head of Space

LATECOERE

World specialist in interconnectivity systems for aeronautics and space (No.1 for avionics units, No. 2 for electrical harnesses, No.1 in Europe for satellite cabling)

“A “win-win” approach: on the one hand to support and accompany teachers and students in their innovative projects in the field of nanosatellites, and on the other to bring together our shared skills and resources to enhance what we can offer, through innovation, and strengthen our position as a major player| in the space industry.”

Nicolas WUYAM, Space Unit Business Director

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