The French startup signs a new contract with the Californian company Astro Digital.
French startup Exotrail, which develops and produces electric propulsion systems and software for small satellites, has just been awarded a new order from Astro Digital, a California-based small-satellite manufacturer and operator founded in 2015.
After a contract for an initial Astro Digital-supported mission, scheduled to launch in 2023, Exotrail will supply several Spaceware-micro L engines, which generate 150 W of electrical power and offer more than 7 mN of thrust.
They will be flown on Astro Digital's Corvus platform-equipped satellites dedicated to cubesats and microsats for an undisclosed customer.
Exotrail's new propulsion systems will be delivered during 2024.
Founded in 2017 in Massy, Essonne, France, Exotrail thus continues its incredible adventure.
In February, it completed a Series B fundraising round, raising €54 M from public and private investors.
Just before this announcement, we welcomed Air & Cosmos Jean-Luc Maria, co-founder and current CEO of Exotrail, for a 20-minute filmed interview.
Find out more about it online on our YouTube channel.
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