The Paris-based startup announced on May 25 that it had exceeded 100 orders for two of its products dedicated to cubesats.
A now well-known startup
The Paris-based startup ThrustMe, founded in 2017 in Paris-Saclay, in the Essonne region, around cold iodized gas propulsion systems for cubesats, has regularly fed the Space pages of this site its last news was on April 15 with the launch of the SpaceX Transporter 7 mission, which included the small U.S.-Norwegian technology demonstrator, NorSat-TD (for Technology Demonstration), equipped with the NPT30-I2 electric propulsion system.
This May 25 2023, ThrustMe announced " with pride " that it has reached more than 100 orders for its I2T5 cold gas thruster and NPT30-I2 grid ion thruster units.
A very important new milestone for the startup, which now employs more than 30 people and last year launched its batch production line for customers in 2022.
The goal is now to manufacture more than 365 propulsion systems per year, with production capacity expected to gradually increase throughout this year.
After nearly six years of existence, ThrustMe considers that it has not only " successfully demonstrated the use of iodine in space " but also established in the industry " a new standard in innovation and quality "
Dmytro Rafalskyi, CTO and co-founder of ThrustMe, comments " After the world's first demonstration of iodine electric propulsion technology in space in 2020, we have accelerated the industrialization of the entire product portfolio. With successful endurance testing, pilot production and deployment of several systems operating in space, we have now achieved both the capability and reliability demanded by customers."
Ane Aanesland, president and co-founder of ThrustMe, adds " Our expertise is one of the keys to the rise of commercial interest," Today, we are proud to serve customers across Europe, the U.S. and Asia, demonstrating that the market is now embracing our revolutionary and disruptive propulsion solutions. "
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