Montpellier University partnership foundation, the Van Allen Foundation supports the Montpellier University Space Centre where students train by developing nanosatellites.

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The Van Allen Foundation and the Montpellier Space Center were at the 2019 Paris Air Show.

21 june 2019, the astronaut Thomas Pesquet announced during his speech on the proposal of career options, the launch of the third nanosatellite of the Montpellier University Space Center : MTCube.

It will test the radiation resistance of electronic components for the European Space Agency (ESA).

MTCube inaugurates CSUM’s new nanosatellite with the aim of allowing fast and recurrent access to space for a wide variety of payloads within the framework of research projects.

A duo: the University Space Centre and the FVA

The Van Allen Foundation

The Van Allen Foundation, partnership foundation of the Montpellier University, provides strategic and financial support to the Montpellier University Space Center.

The FVA is chaired by Michel Courtois, former director of CNES Toulouse and former technical director of ESA.

Its founding members are the Montpellier University and space industry leaders: 3DPlus, Airbus Defense & Space, Expleo, Latécoère, Spherea and Zodiac Data Systems (Safran Aerosystems).

Montpellier University Space Centre: CSUM

Montpellier University’s technology platform

The Montpellier University Space Centre has been developing nanosatellites since 2012.

The complete development of nanosatellites is done by students, during their internships and study projects, and supervised by academics, interacting with industry.

Thanks to the Foundation and the Space Center, the Montpellier University has federated companies and students to create a dynamic ecosystem in the regional nanospatial sector.

Whe want to thank our foundation members, our partners and Friends of the foundation for their support,
that is making this possible.
You can also support financially the Fondation Van Allen and the CSUM projects !