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ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Van Allen Foundation is committed to social, environmental and economic issues.

Social Commitment

THE FOUNDATION TRAINS A GENERATION OF YOUNG TALENT

Accessibility of the space sector

Thanks to the financial support of its patrons, the Van Allen Foundation is using nanosatellites to make the space sector accessible to new generations.

The Montpellier University Space Centre (CSUM) welcomes students on internships and/or projects, as part of their university studies, working in collaboration with the engineers of the Space Centre on practical nanosatellite missions.

Creation of training courses of excellence

Since 2016, the University Space Centre and the Van Allen Foundation have also been involved in the creation of new, unique university space courses at different levels of study.

In this way, we want to give every young person the chance to work in the space sector.

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Environmental Commitment

THE VAN ALLEN FOUNDATION WORKS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Better forecasting of Cévenol events

Cévenol events would be able to be better anticipated by means of the data collected by the dedicated nanosatellite ROBUSTA 3A Méditerranée, measuring the characteristics of the water vapour on ships in the open sea.

Detection of plastic waste in the Mediterranean

The funding of the RESPOGLI project of the University of Perpignan will allow the establishment of the signature of different types of plastic waste at sea.

Economic Commitment

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.

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