The space industry face new challenges with the rise of satellite constellations. Expert in space propulsion and leveraging more than a decade of applied and fundamental research, ThrustMe enables economic and environmental sustainability of the rapidly growing space industry by delivering groundbreaking, true turnkey and streamlined in-orbit propulsion solutions for a wide range of satellite platforms and missions.
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.
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.
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.