Posted on
8/9/2021

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS tackled Exotrail electric propulsion system for its Cislunar mission

US-based aerospace company YORK SPACE SYSTEMS tackled Exotrail

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS tackled Exotrail electric propulsion system for its Cislunar mission

On 16 August, Exotrail signed a contract with US-based aerospace company YORK SPACE SYSTEMS for the delivery of one ExoMG™ - cluster², a product configuration from Exotrail high thrust and flexible electric propulsion product family, for delivery by Q2 2022.

ExoMG™ - cluster² system will be integrated onboard YORK SPACE SYSTEMS S-Class platform for a satellite mission aiming to orbit the moon and deliver Earth-to-Moon telecommunication services in support of Intuitive Machines’ lunar south pole mission scheduled for launch in late 2022. With ExoMG™ - cluster², YORK SPACE SYSTEMS will be able to execute demanding manoeuvres such as lunar transfer orbit.

On this occasion, Sébastien Duménil, Exotrail’s VP Sales, Marketing & Business Development comments:

We are more than happy and honored to have been selected by YORK SPACE SYSTEMS, a leading aerospace company, for this pretty exceptional and exciting Cislunar mission. It confirms ExoMG™ product positioning to provide mobility solutions for a very broad range of missions from Low Earth to Geostationary Orbit and beyond

ExoMG™, and its nano, micro and cluster product family, is Exotrail Hall-Effect electric propulsion system for satellites ranging from 10 to 250 kg. Thanks to its high level of thrust and modularity, ExoMG™ drastically improves satellite deployment, increases service performances and contributes to reduce space pollution. With commercial and institutional customers onboard from Europe, Asia and North America such as CNES, AAC Clyde Space, ESA and others undisclosed, Exotrail is ramping up quickly the manufacturing and delivery of its ExoMG™ products.

ABOUT EXOTRAIL

Exotrail is a France-based space company which designs, develops, and operates mobility solutions for an agile space. Our mission is to allow small satellites to move in space, so that we can optimize their deployment, increase their performances, and reduce space pollution. Thanks to this, a new world of telecommunication, earth observation and space exploration will arise. Our mobility solutions range from highly flexible high-thrust propulsion systems for small satellites (ExoMG™), mission simulation and operations software (ExoOPS™), and orbital transfer vehicles (SpaceVan™). Exotrail has been incorporated in 2017 and has secured since then over 18M€ from prestigious Venture Capital funds and public grants. Our team consists of +45 people who are passionate about disrupting the space industry. We operate out of two locations: Toulouse and Massy (suburb of Paris) in France.

For more information, visit: https://exotrail.com

ABOUT YORK SPACE SYSTEMS

York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability and is leading the industry in transforming and enabling next-generation space mission operations worldwide.

York specializes in rapid production of complete mission-ready spacecraft platforms leveraging commercial development applied to numerous government and commercial missions. York’s complete solution includes spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration and test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations. By leveraging York’s existing technology solutions customers can rapidly and responsively get to orbit outpacing competitors. York’s proven S-CLASS and LX-CLASS platforms are standardized 3-axis stabilized spacecraft executing ISR, remote proximity, weather, and communication missions for a wide variety of government and commercial customers. It is fully compatible with most launch vehicles, including ground and air-launched, and ground segment providers. When combined with York’s cloud-based mission tasking and autonomous operations center, customers get an ultra-low-cost solution for on-demand data collection and analytics.

For more information, visit https://www.yorkspacesystems.com

EXOTRAIL PRESS CONTACT:

Jacques Denavaut, +33 6.85.13.13.97 / jacques.denavaut@ext.exotrail.com
Communication: Léna Carton, +33 6.76.36.47.20 / lena.carton@exotrail.com, press@exotrail.com

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS PRESS CONTACT

Sarah Nickell / sarah.nickell@yorkspacesystems.com

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