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ThrustMe closes contract order with CNES for several off-the-shelf propulsion systems

Philippe Baptiste, CNES Chairman and CEO, with Ane Aanesland and Dmytro Rafalskyi, ThrustMe founders. 

ThrustMe proudly announces a transformative off-the-shelf contract with the French Centre National  d'Études Spatiales (CNES). This purchase agreement is a testimony of the rapidly changing aerospace  sector, where the lines between the legacy and new space are blurring. Long-standing actors such as  CNES can benefit from complete and reliable industrial and standardized products for their space  missions to accelerate development times and reduce costs. 

A symbol of industry evolution and CNES’ progressive approach.  

This contract signifies a remarkable shift in the space industry, illustrating the fading barriers between  'old' and 'new' space sectors. It stands as a testament to the evolving ecosystem where space agencies  and innovative companies collaborate more closely than ever. The direct order for ThrustMe's off-the-shelf propulsion products by CNES illustrates the agency's procurement policy, now embracing agile and  commercially focused strategies to meet the dynamic needs of modern space missions. 

ThrustMe's NPT30-I2 is a game-changer for CNES missions 

The NPT30-I2, ThrustMe's miniaturized iodine electric propulsion system, is at the heart of this contract.  Offering unparalleled procurement efficiency with remarkably short lead times and impressive  performance levels, it ensures swift adaptability to the dynamic demands of CNES projects. This system  symbolizes ThrustMe's engagement in providing reliable and innovative solutions that are ready to launch,  facilitating rapid progress in space exploration and satellite deployment. 

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