Published : 2019-04-11 Share on | |


On the 11th of April, Exotrail’s team inaugurated its new offices in Massy (in the suburb of Paris) with Agnès Pannier Runacher, State Secretary for Economy & Finance in the French Government. The team has recently moved in these 550 sqm space which is dedicated to the design, integration, testing, production and qualification of Exotrail's high-thrust electric propulsion systems. This is a stepping stone for Exotrail – from theory and R&D in the incubator of Ecole polytechnique to actual production and qualification of its products in its new offices.


Our guests (top left), Mrs. Agnès Pannier-Runacher during her speech (top right), our team (bottom left), our audience (bottom right) © Exotrail

Thanks to all our guests

Exotrail was honoured by many prestigious guests that attended the event: Agnès Pannier Runacher (State Secretary), but also Guillaume Boudy (Secretary General for Investment in the Prime minister office), Jean-Loïc Galle (President & CEO of Thalès Alenia Space) and many others. We really want to thank everyone who made this event so special – you all took part in this adventure one way or another, and you helped build everything you saw around you.

A tour of the offices and live demo of our thrusters

Photos from the visit: test center (top left), live demo of the thruster (top right), electronics & fludiics labs with the State Secretary and the Vice President of the Senate Vincent Delahaye (bottom left) and our CTO Jean-Luc Maria giving a tour of the offices (bottom right) © Exotrail

Find out the interviews of our partners, investors, and team members!

We had the pleasure to interview some guests in our event – find out more in the three episodes below!

We owe a lot to our public & private investors (<- Click!)

Interview from Agnès Pannier-Runacher (State Secretary – Minister of Economy & Finance), Guillaume Boudy (General Secretary for Investment – Prime Minister Office (SGPI)), Alexandre Mordacq (Partner – 360 Capital Partners), Olivier Rameil (Investment Director - Bpifrance), Nicolas Samsoen (Mayor – City of Massy), and Xavier Apolinarski (President – SATT Paris-Saclay)

Exotrail and its propulsion systems at the heart of New Space (<- Click!)

Interviews from Jean-Jacques Dordain (former General Director of ESA), Yohann Leroy (Deputy CEO & CTO of Eutelsat), Gilles Rabin (Head of Innovation, Application & Science at CNES) and Jean-Loïc Galle (President & CEO at Thalès Alenia Space).

The new home of our core asset: our team (<- Click!)

Interviews from Manon Carpentier (Thermal & Mechanical Architect at Exotrail), Antonio Gurciullo (Plasma Physics Research Engineer at Exotrail), Bastien Duong (Systems Engineer at Exotrail) and David Henri (Cofounder & CEO at Exotrail).

Thank you & see you soon!

This day was the first day of our future as a company – thanks a lot to all of our partners for making this day possible, and meet us in our next events:

  • Satellite 2019 in Washington (6th to 9th May)
  • Space Forum in Luxembourg (21/22 th May)
  • Paris Air Show in Le Bourget – Paris (14th June)
  • Small Satellite Conference in Logan (3-8 th August)