Optimize deployment. Enhance performances. Solve space pollution.
As on Earth, mobility is the next frontier of the space industry. Launching your satellites in low-cost rideshare while reaching an optimal mission orbit, maintaining or modifying their orbit, avoiding collisions and deorbiting at the end of their life: everything is now possible.
Our mission is to help you define your mobility need with our spacestudio™ mission analysis software, meet that need with our spaceware™ onboard propulsion systems and spacedrop™ in-space mobility services, and operate the solution with our spacetower™ software.
On Earth, we use smartphone apps to calculate our route, time and means of transportation to travel, without needing to be a geography expert. In space, you shouldn't need to be an expert in flight dynamics to find your route, destination, or transportation. We give everyone this ability with our spacestudio™ mission analysis software.
Then we provide the right means of transportation. Some customers want to pay for a spacedrop™ ticket like they would pay for a bus ticket. Some want to own their engine like they would own a car – we have our spaceware™ propulsion systems. Others need to use both - you sometimes pick up your car that you left at the train station.
Most ground logistics companies use advanced fleet optimization software. Similarly, we designed spacetower™ to optimize and operate both our customers' and our own satellite fleets. Its onboard flight dynamics system automates and streamlines constellation operations.
Pack your satellites in a rideshare with larger batches of satellites and then phase your satellites optimally around the Earth, onboard our spacevan™ or with our propulsion systems. With competing solutions this maneuver can take years, but with the Exotrail’s high thrust electric propulsion systems and servicing vehicle it can be done in months and at a fraction of the launch costs. This also allows our customers to use any scheduled launch and then correct their orbital position. In-space mobility is launch flexibility.
With orbit raising, you can develop high coverage telecommunication constellations or high revisit rate earth observation constellations at 600-2000km altitude. This allows you to either use less satellites for the same coverage – or double the coverage for the same number of satellites. It can take only a couple of months to reach your operational orbit after launch – competing solutions would require a year. Thrust matters.
Operating at 300km vs. 600km has the following benefits : x2 picture resolution, x10 downlink capability. Our high thrust EP system allows you to reach operational altitude quicker. You can also double the duty cycle of your payload compared to competing solutions : at a given thrust level, we use less power for the propulsion system – so that you can use more for your payload.
New regulations are being put in place – it will soon be mandatory to plan a solution for deorbitation if you want to launch satellites in orbit. Above 500-550km, you need a deorbitation solution to prevent the generation of space debris. Our spaceware™ system can deorbit your spacecraft at the end of its life. And if your satellite is no longer operational, you can call our spacedrop™ deorbitation service.
spacetower™ connects with third-party software and allows you to automate collision avoidance processes. You should avoid collisions, without putting your business at risk. Then you can use any propulsion systems, including ours, to perform these maneuvers. Guarantee the safety of your constellation.