THE VAN ALLEN FOUNDATION IS PARTICIPATING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMERGING SECTOR
Innovation and reducing inequality
With their rapid development and low cost, nanosatellites are democratising space and make it possible to imagine new applications in all sorts of sectors (agriculture, environment, communication, humanitarian, etc.).
Thus new technology is able to be tested cheaply and quickly in space and data to be collected.
In this way, the Montpellier University Space Centre (CSUM) contributes to innovation and the levelling of the playing field by making the space sector more accessible. With lower energy usage, nanosatellites promote responsible consumption.
Highlighting an emerging sector
One of the main missions of the Van Allen Foundation is to support an emerging national sector and promote university nanosatellites.
As a result, it makes the Montpellier University Space Centre (CSUM) projects possible through the financing of engineering teams, state-of-the-art equipment, but also through the presence of fruitful partnerships. It also organises conferences and exhibitions to promote the Space Centre’s activities.