York Space Systems plans to rely on Exotrail electric propulsion for a mission to provide Earth-to-moon communications services from cislunar orbit.
Update: This article was updated on Jan. 12 at 1:09 pm Eastern time with information about initial thruster testing.
SAN FRANCISCO – French startup Exotrail announced Jan. 12 that its miniature Hall-effect thruster ignited in or…
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French propulsion startup Exotrail has signed two contracts with the European Space Agency for its smallsat electric propulsion technology.
French startup Exotrail raises $13 million for propulsion, space software and on-orbit transport systems
Exotrail, a French startup that builds electric propulsion systems and designs flight software for smallsats, has raised 11 million euros ($13 million) from investors, the company announced July 16.
SpaceX’s plan to slash the cost of space transportation is shaking up the small satellite propulsion market.