- Satellite Evolution Group
ThrustMe exceeds 100 orders for propulsion systems
ThrustMe announces the achievement of over 100 orders for its groundbreaking cold gas I2T5 and gridded ion NPT30-I2 thrusters.
This milestone marks a significant turning point for ThrustMe, which was established in 2017 and has grown to encompass a talented team of over 30 dedicated professionals. As the first company to successfully demonstrate the use of iodine in space, ThrustMe has set a new standard for innovation and quality in the industry.
Building upon its success, ThrustMe initiated batch production for clients in 2022 to accommodate an increasing order from satellite constellations clients. To serve the market needs, the company set an ambitious target to manufacture over 365 propulsion systems per year, with production capacity gradually increasing throughout 2023.
ThrustMe is happy to confirm that the year 2023 is already fully booked and the orders for 2024 are growing rapidly endorsing ThrustMe products’ market fit. The company is on track to reach full manufacturing capacity by the beginning of next year.
“Following the world-first demonstration of iodine electric propulsion technology in space in 2020 we boosted the industrialization of the entire product portfolio. With the success of on-ground endurance tests, pilot production and the deployment of multiple systems operating in space, we have now reached both the capacity and reliability highly demanded by the clients,” says Dmytro Rafalskyi, CTO and co founder of ThrustMe.
"Our expertise is one of the keys to the surge in commercial interest and traction”, says Ane Aanesland, CEO and co-founder of ThrustMe. “Today, we are proud to serve customers across Europe, the United States, and Asia, demonstrating that the market is now adopting our groundbreaking and disruptive propulsion solutions”.
ThrustMe's commitment to providing cutting-edge propulsion systems has positioned the company as a leader in the industry. Through the adoption of fully integrated intelligent-operated iodine-based solutions, ThrustMe is revolutionizing the space sector by addressing critical challenges and offering more sustainable alternatives.