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Ramping up production capacity of groundbreaking space propulsion systems

Objective

The space industry is experiencing rapid growth with 24 000 satellites expected to be launched in the next ten years. Electric propulsion systems are needed for satellite mission success but conventional systems almost exclusively use xenon propellant which is expensive and must be stored at high pressures. In addition, conventional propulsion suppliers do not provide a complete system and subsystems are engineered separately by different suppliers. ThrustMe’s solution is a complete, standalone propulsion system that makes use of the groundbreaking alternative propellant iodine which can be stored unpressurized as a solid and is almost 100x cheaper than xenon. ThrustMe has recently performed the world’s first in-space demonstration of this new technology and has confirmed customer interest. Funding is needed to ramp up production capacity to help ThrustMe realize its full commercial potential to become market leaders, and to begin development of our next generation systems.

Coordinator

THRUSTME
Net EU contribution
€ 2 000 000,00
Address
4 Bis Rue Des Petits Ruisseaux
91370 Verrieres Le Buisson
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 515 000,00