Exotrail and Airbus to partner on small Earth Observation satellites propulsion.
Partnership agreement to implement spaceware” – mini propulsion thruster onboard Airbus’ Earth Observation mid-size satellites
aerobd.news : Aside from IAC 2022, Airbus and Exotrail inked an agreement for integration of spaceware” – mini thruster (formerly known as ExoMG” mini), Exotrail’s new 300W to 600W class electric propulsion system, as part of Airbus’ Earth Observation satellite platform portfolio. The agreement contemplates the purchase and delivery of the 300W thruster version at completion of qualification activities in 2024 following a fast-paced new product development.
spaceware™ – mini will significantly enlarge Exotrail’s spaceware ” electric propulsion systems portfolio in the commercial and institutional markets for mid-size satellites. Exotrail ensure the compatibility of its 300W class thruster with Airbus’ platforms, providing then Airbus with a new European source for Hall Effect propulsion thruster.
Airbus has developed its Earth Observation platform product line with the overarching objective to offer its customers high performance, high quality and competitiveness. The avionics and platform are based on a standard, but customizable design that covers a large variety of low Earth Orbit applications and can be tailored to customer requirements.
Airbus will be able to use Exotrail’s 300W class electric propulsion thruster into different configurations to meet its different needs and requirements.