Airbus and Exotrail have signed an agreement for the integration of spaceware™ – mini thruster (formerly known as ExoMG™ – mini), Exotrail’s new 300 to 600W class electric propulsion system, as part of Airbus’ Earth Observation (EO) 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 TM electric propulsion systems portfolio in the commercial and institutional markets for mid-size satellites. Exotrail will 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 EO 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 LEO 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.