True Turn-key and Streamlined Propulsion Portfolio Available 

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.


Cold Gas Iodine Thruster

The I2T5

ThrustMe's Iodine Cold gas Thruster operating from 5W of power, therefore called I2T5, is a fully integrated and streamlined propulsion system for low ∆v missions. Its small size (0.5U / 93x89x50mm) and low thust (<0.3 mN) makes it ideal for most nanosatellites, for which it can provide orbit maintenance, constellation phasing, collision avoidance and de-orbiting.

The I2T5 enables significant cost savings compared to differential drag, and is safe for rideshares due to its use of solid iodine propellant. The I2T5 was first successfully tested in space in 2019.

Iodine Electric Space Propulsion

ThrustMe's NPT30-I2 electric propulsion series are complete, standalone and true turn-key propulsion systems that includes all subsystems necessary for its operation such as the power processing unit, intelligent operation controller, and iodine propellant storage and management. The NPT30-I2 is the first iodine-fuelled electric propulsion system to have been launched and tested in space.

It comes in two versions: the 1U version can provide a total impulse of 5500 Ns at a maximum thrust of 1.1 mN and with a specific impulse up to 2450s. The 1.5U can provide a total impulse of 9500 Ns at a maximum thrust of 1.1 mN and with a specific impulse up to 2450s.

Iodine Electric Space Propulsion Clusters

NPT30-I2 clusters

A new product completing ThrustMe's space propulsion portfolio. 

Descriptions coming soon. 


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.

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.