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 maneuvering strategies, ThrustMe enables 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.


High performance
High performance
designed for constellation deployment

Low cost
Low direct and indirect cost
for cost-capped budgets

Safe and intelligent solutions
Safe and intelligent solutions
for rideshare missions


Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
NPT30 Clusters
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
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NPT30 - Iodine Electric Space Propulsion

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


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I2T5 - Cold Gas Iodine Thruster

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


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Iodine Electric Space Propulsion Clusters

NPT30-I2 clusters

A new product completing ThrustMe's space propulsion portfolio. 

Descriptions coming soon. 


Project supported by the European Innovation Council.

JPT150 - Iodine Hall thruster

Make your smallsat constellations sustainable with ThrustMe Hall thruster technology

  • Fully iodine compatible
  • Unmatched total impulse
  • Superior performance-to-cost
RCS - Water Propulsion and Reaction Control System

Fine manoeuvring, reaction wheels desaturation, and full orbit and attitude control capabilities in a single 1U package

  • Full attitude control
  • Highest total impulse
  • Ultra fast response & stability
LTA100 ionosphere and upper atmosphere generator

Bring space down to Earth with a plug-and-play particle generator

Test your space hardware and evaluate the effects of surface charging, arcing, disturbance to antennas due to ionosphere, and surface erosion due to atomic oxygen atoms and ions.

A unique tool arriving on the market that will save satellite operator from what in the past was unpredictable in-flight failures and associated lack of revenues.

Focus on the physics, we take care of the tools

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 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.