Space Propulsion · Scientific Instruments · Tailored Engineering

ThrustMe enables orbital freedom for small satellites through our portfolio of high-end space propulsion systems. With over a decade of experience in space propulsion, integrators trust us to provide their satellites with the desired orbital mobility, from basic orbital maintenance, to constellation deployment and extraterrestrial missions!

 

Ideal for cubesats

The I2T5

Until now, most nanosatellites have been launched without propulsion as none meet the market need. This is where the I2T5 steps in, a reliable alternative to differential drag for collision avoidance and phasing that can also perform orbit maintenance and life extension. The I2T5 can provide up to 46% in cost savings for nanosatellite constellations while also being safe for rideshares due to its use of solid iodine propellant.

Safe • Convenient • Economical

Take control of your smallsat

The NPT30

The NPT30 series is a miniaturized electric propulsion system for advanced orbital maneuvers. Its modular design and intelligent operation control makes it ideal for small satellites with ambition. The thruster is delivered with either solid iodine propellant (NPT30-I2) or with pressurized xenon (NPT30-Xe), and the operational modes are tailored for your need.

 

Intelligent and throttleable • Unprecedented performance • Constellation friendly

Make your smallsat constellations sustainable

The NPT300

The NPT300 is being conceived for the satellite mega-constellations, keeping in mind the complexity of manufacturing 1000s of highly technical products as well as the required smart and intelligent operations. The NPT300 is a revolutionary electric propulsion system leveraging our patented technologies. Today we work on delivering intelligent propulsion systems; tomorrow we will ensure autonomous propulsive operations safely.

No neutralizer • Designed to cost • Operation friendly

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, with ThrustMe’s ion sources, probes and sensors. Already in use in multiple research laboratories around the world, we offer scientists the tools that allow them to focus on their physics instead of developing equipment.

Tell us what you need - We'll make it happen

For Engineers

Did you ever have a clever idea but could not test it out? Perhaps the scientific instrument or tool needed could not be acquired or would be too difficult to make? Innovative projects often always have this challenge, and you are not alone.

At ThrustMe, we design, manufacture, test, and deliver customized electronic solutions, can help you with both thermal and mechanical design, and more.

For the curious minded

Discover our Innovations

Are you passionate about space propulsion, new technologies, and innovation? So are we! We have gone from performing fundamental research, to developing state-of-the art commercial products - breaking down silos and preconceptions along the way. We would love to share our knowledge and technology with you!

Why care about space propulsion?

Performing basic orbit maintenance or executing a large altitude change requires the same ∆V whether the satellite weighs 10 kilos or a ton. Their total Impulse needs will however be very different. Each class of satellite therefore needs a product tailored to the various ∆V requirements their missions entail.

Daring Innovation

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.