HALL EFFECT THRUSTER

For small satellites

Our propulsion systems
exotrail exo nano thruster

ExoMG™ - nano


60W Sys. power - 1.8mN Thrust - 800s Isp

nano S

up to 1kN.s in
1U+ of volume

nano L

up to 5kN.s in
2U+ of volume

Time needed to reach
operational orbit

exotrail exomg vs other tech

500 to 1500km, SSO mission, 20kg satellite with 40W average for propulsion

exotrail exo micro thruster

ExoMG™ - micro


150W Sys. power - 7mN Thrust - 1000s Isp

micro

from 16 to 60kN.s
16kN.s in <4.4kg wet

cluster

from 50 to 240kN.s
120 kN.s in <20kg wet

A range of different power/thrust/Isp configurations is available
ExoMG™ can be split between different subsystems for easier accommodation
The total impulse is configurable and can be modified using a different tank form factor
The + indicates a use of a tuna can space (⌀80mm x h 40mm)

High flexibility & scalability

Thrust matters

Our propulsion system has a higher thrust than competing ones. A high thrust means that you can do the same maneuver in less time – thereby allowing you to access revenues quicker.

Find out more about why thrust matters on our article published by AIAA for the Space Ops Conference:

Technology

A Hall Effect Thruster (HET) is a ion thruster in which electrons emitted by a cathode are trapped in a magnetic field, and used to ionize a propellant – thereby creating a plasma into the plasma chamber.

The plasma is then accelerated to produce thrust, thanks to an electric field created between the anode and the cathode.

The Hall Effect Technology has been used for decades and equips most of the large satellites thrusters, because it combines the high impulse of electric propulsion technology along with a very high thrust-to-power ratio.

Due to unique innovations on the plasma chamber, the cathode, and the fluidics system we manage to reduce the size of this technology to fit it in small satellites.

Other advantages
High efficiency & ISP
Inert ergol
Modular approach