ThrustMe offers advanced mobility solutions for the growing space industry which is facing new challenges due to the rise of satellite constellations. As experts in in-space propulsion and satellite orbital manoeuvring strategies, we enable a future where space is used sustainably to create value both on Earth, and beyond.

Founded in 2017, ThrustMe has a complete portfolio of game-changing turnkey propulsion products that have already been tested in space and delivered to clients worldwide. The company made history in 2019 and 2020 with the world’s first in-orbit demonstration of iodine-fuelled electric propulsion systems: a technology that has the potential to revolutionize the entire industry.

 

DISRUPTIVE VALUE PROPOSITION TO CUSTOMERS


High performance
designed for constellation deployment

 


Low direct and indirect cost
for cost-capped budgets

 


Safe and intelligent solutions
for rideshare missions

 
I2T5

Affordable and user-friendly

  • 38% Lifetime extension compared to atmospheric drag
  • 46% Cost reduction per revenue generating months in orbit compared to atmospheric drag
  • Fitted for propulsion needs of any nano-satellite and designed for constellation
  • Fitted for bigger platforms as can be used as a reaction control system

NPT30

True turnkey, safe, and standalone

  • Enables an optimal tradeoff between time and cost
  • 56% Reduction in orbit raising time compared to FEEP
  • 72% Reduction in direct and indirect cost compared to HET

 

NPT30 Clusters

A new product completing ThrustMe's space propulsion portfolio 

Description coming soon. 

 

NPT300

Make your smallsat constellations sustainable

  • Streamline delivery - no filling needed
  • 50% Reduction in the propulsion system cost
  • 1/40 Reduction in propellant budget
  • 20 to 1 Suppliers for the complete propulsion solution
Scientific Instruments

Focus on the physics, we take care of the tools

  • Ground and space equipment
  • Gain new insights into your research or test space hardware before launch
  • Allow scientists to focus on their physics instead of developing equipment.

First orbital manoeuvres

The space industry seeks new solutions to ensure economic and environmental space sustainability with the rise of satellite mega-constellations. A solution lies in the use of in-orbit propulsion, but traditional systems are not fit for the New Space paradigm. ThrustMe announced in January 2021 that they have successfully tested the first iodine-fuelled electric propulsion system in space aboard the SpaceTy Beihangkongshi-1 satellite. This world first in-orbit demonstration has the potential to transform the space industry.

Innovation with 1st principles thinking

The emergence of next generation small satellites operating in constellation has created a new paradigm in our industry. The proven space propulsion systems of the past 50 years are no longer appropriate. At ThrustMe we have revisited the underlying technologies and modernized them to fit with today and tomorrow’s space mobility needs.

Who we are

ThrustMe was founded in early 2017, leveraging more than 10 years of applied and fundamental research at one of the most prestigious research centers in France; the Ecole Polytechnique and the CNRS. Today, we are a highly qualified and multidisciplinary team with expertise in plasma physics, space propulsion, aerospace engineering, fluid dynamics, thermal management, digital and power electronics, and chemistry.