The Toulouse Space Centre is a center for research and development relating to space travel. It covers about fifty acres in the area of Rangueil-Lespinet. Near the historic site of Montaudran (Aeropostale) is the center of a scientific and academic-oriented aerospace complex. Universities include University Paul Sabatier, ISAE, ENAC, IAS. Laboratories include CERT-ONERA, LAAS, CESR OMP (LEGOS, DTP), GRGS, CESBIO. Aerospace companies include EADS Astrium, Spot Image and CLS-Argos Intespace. They explore the essential tasks and technical assistance to scientists that are the responsibility of CNES. Activities include:
- Project management.
- Research studies and technology.
- The operation centers for the latest position and management in orbit.
- The computer facilities and study mathematics.
- The media: Administration, Logistics and Communication.