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Exotrail Signs Contract with CNES to Develop Cluster of Thrusters

18 Jul 2020, 10:17 UTC
Exotrail Signs Contract with CNES to Develop Cluster of Thrusters
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An artistic rendering of a satellite firing with a Exotrail ExoMG cluster of four thrusters. (Credit: Exotrail)

PARIS (Exotrail PR) — Exotrail has signed a contract with the French Space Agency, CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales), for a development project concerning the clusterisation of several Hall Effect Thrusters.

This Research & Technology (R&T) contract will allow Exotrail to demonstrate its capability to use several thrusters together in order to reach higher thrust and power for larger satellites’ needs.

This contract from CNES confirms the strengthening of the collaboration between the French Space Agency & Exotrail, following a successful technical review held in spring 2019.

This is the second contract signed between Exotrail and the CNES since the beginning of the year. The French National Research Agency (CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) will also be involved in this development, part of the activities occurring in ORACLE (the common laboratory between CNRS & Exotrail).

This contract will allow Exotrail to accelerate the development of its ExoMG – cluster product. This product is derived from our ExoMG – micro propulsion system and allows us to address satellites in the 50-250+kg range.

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