spaceware™ is a family of high-thrust and flexible electric propulsion systems suited for all mission needs for satellites ranging from 5 kg to 1.000 kg. Whether you are looking to deploy a constellation, change the altitude or inclination of your spacecrafts, perform a RAAN phasing, maintain your orbit or avoid collisions, spaceware™ will meet your needs.
spaceware™ - nano is a 60W-class system adapted to platforms ranging from 10 to 80kg. It is a compact, light and flexible solution specifically developed to be integrated in cubesats.
spaceware™ - micro is a 150W-class system offering high thrust and huge maneuver capabilities for microsats. The cluster configurations give flexibility to answer your needs with higher thrust and lifetime.
spaceware™ - mini is a 400W-class system to target multi-propellant capabilities (Xenon, Krypton & Iodine) in order to become the baseline for the small satellite constellations of tomorrow.
spaceware™ - small is a Kilowatt-class thruster to be adapted for all orbits (LEO, MEO, GEO, BEO) and long lifetime operations. It is baselined for Krypton and compatible with Xenon and Iodine.
A Hall Effect Thruster (HET) is an ion thruster in which electrons emitted by a cathode are trapped in a magnetic field, and used to ionize a propellant – thereby creating a plasma into the discharge channel. The plasma is then accelerated to produce thrust, thanks to an electric field created between the anode and the cathode.
The Hall Effect technology has been used for decades and equips most of the large satellites thrusters. It combines the high impulse of electric propulsion technology along with a very high thrust-to-power ratio.
Due to unique innovations on the anode, cathode, fluidic systems and electronics, we managed to reduce the size of this technology to fit it in small satellites.
Exotrail has all the required means to sustain the development of the spaceware™ line and push it further, ramping up the production rate to achieve the goals of:
• 50+ systems in 2022
• 100+ systems in 2023
• 300+ systems in 2024
With the improved AIT capabilities, Exotrail is able to:
• Fully parallelize the product development and production
• Internalize most of the AIT activities
• Further improve the product quality control