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The Consul General of the United States of America visits the University Space Center of Montpellier and the Van Allen Foundation

January 9 2022

Mr. Jean-Claude Gayssot, former Minister and President of the Van Allen Foundation (FVA) had the pleasure of receiving today the Consul General of the United States of America, Mrs. Kristen Grauer.

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The President of CNES (Centre National des Etudes Spatiales, French Space Agency), Mr Philippe BAPTISTE, visiting the Montpellier University Space Centre and the Van Allen Foundation

February 5 2022

Friday, February 4 2022, the President of the CNES, Mr.Philippe BAPTISTE, visited the premises of the University Space Center of Montpellier. He was welcomed by Mr Jean-Claude GAYSSOT, President of the Van Allen Foundation, Mr Philippe AUGE, President of the University of Montpellier and Mr Laurent DUSSEAU, Director of the Van Allen Foundation and the Montpellier University Space Centre, in the presence of Mr Khaled BOUABDALLAH, vice-rector and Mr Thierry LAURENT, Secretary General of the Hérault Prefecture.

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The Van Allen Foundation, the NICOLLIN Group and the GRSS support the design of innovative projects to combat pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

October 21 2021

In December 2020, the NICOLLIN Group became a Grand Mécène (Major donor) of the Van Allen Foundation to pursue a strong common goal: to develop innovative projects to identify relevant solutions to combat pollution at sea, thus exploiting the possibilities of a nanosatellite mission.

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Space: Through the Van Allen Foundation, the University of Montpellier is strengthening its partnerships and its innovation nationally and internationally

October 14 2021

The Van Allen Foundation (FVA) continues to grow: ARIANEGROUP, the main contractor for the Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 launchers in Europe, becomes a Grand Mécène (Major donor) of the Foundation alongside the NICOLLIN Group. Small Paris company NANOXPLORE and Cannes start-up TERNWAVES join the Partners’ Club.

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The University of Montpellier welcomed H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco to the Montpellier University Space Centre (CSUM)

June 17 2021

On the occasion of his visit to Montpellier on June 15 2021, the University of Montpellier welcomed His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco on a tour of the Montpellier University Space Centre (CSUM) in the presence of Jean-Claude Gayssot, former Minister, and President of the Van Allen Partnership Foundation.

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Nanospace in Montpellier is growing! New industrial partners for the Van Allen Foundation and an innovative Call for ideas on waste and pollution detection in the Mediterranean Sea

March 15, 2021

The Van Allen Foundation of the University of Montpellier (FVA), a catalyst for bringing together established nanospace players and new entrants, launches new collaborative projects.

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The NICOLLIN Group and the VAN ALLEN Foundation are committed to an innovative and ambitious project: the detection of marine pollution using nanosatellite technology.

December 15 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020, the NICOLLIN Group in the person of CEO Olivier NICOLLIN, and the VAN ALLEN Foundation of the University of Montpellier, in the person of Jean-Claude GAYSSOT – President of the Foundation – sign a sponsorship agreement. The NICOLLIN Group thus becomes Grand Mécène (Major donor) of the Foundation.

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New industrial partners to support “Made In France” Nanospace in Montpellier

October 15 2020

The world of space is on the move! And French SME/SMIs are involved in the emergence of innovations and in meeting the “smaller and cheaper” challenge. 5 new companies, ANYWAVES, CYLEONE, MECANIQUE LAURENT, NIMESIS AND TRAD, join the Van Allen Foundation Partners’ Club.

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ROBUSTA-1B celebrates three years in orbit on June 23, and has spent more than a thousand days in space

June 23 2020

ROBUSTA-1B is a type 1U (one unit) nanosatellite, with a mass of only one kilogram, in low earth orbit at 515 km altitude. This is the improved version of ROBUSTA-1A which in February 2012 became the first French nanosatellite in orbit.

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The Montpellier University Space Centre (CSUM) is launching an experiment to improve meteorological modelling to forecast Cévenol events.

June 18 2020

Once again we have just experienced a severe Cévenol / Mediterranean event that has particularly affected the departments of Gard and Lozère in Occitanie, and Southern Corsica. These events are extremely rare at this time of year.

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