Leader of a nationwide initiative in favor of university satellites

Our success as the first University Space Center in Montpellier has generated a lot of enthusiasm and other university space centers are emerging in France.
We are proud to have initiated this movement and are looking forward to future collaborations with our national counterparts.

First building in France entirely dedicated to nanosatellite engineering

The objective of this project was to gather together all nanosatellite-related equipment, facilities and people, (researchers, trainers, professionals, etc…), and then to place students at the heart of this system.

The construction of the building was financed by the Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée Region.

The CSU is a place where all the researchers and students from the Montpellier University work together in close collaboration with companies such as :

The European leader of environmental satellite tests

the constructor of space microcameras

Research and technology in industrial robotics

Test and radiation on electronics

And with technology transfer organizations :

(Institut d’Electronique et des Systèmes) et son unité de recherche RADIAC (Radiations et Composants)


Laboratoire Informatique Robotique Microélectronique Montpellier

Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil

The building comprises of:

  • A radio-communication room and control center
  • A dedicated CIC room (concurrent engineering center)
  • 2 workshops
  • A clean room

We welcome students from all levels of higher education, various engineering (mechanical, electronic, IT…) disciplines, various non-engineering disciplines (project management, PR…) and from different social backgrounds and nationalities.