- Satellite Evolution
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 250kg. 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.