In-space mobility

Improve deployment, enhance performances, and solve space pollution

In-space mobility is the space industry next frontier. We provide the capability to satellites to move in space. Launching with a cheap rideshare while still being deployed optimally around the Earth, maintaining or changing your orbit, avoid collisions and end-of-life deorbiting: everything is now possible. Exotrail’s mission is to help you define your mobility need with ExoOPS™ - Mission Design, solve this need with our ExoMG™ onboard propulsion systems and our SpaceVan™ in-space mobility services, and operate the solution with ExoOPS™ - Operations

On Earth, apps like Citymapper or Google Maps allows you to define your route, your journey duration and your means of transportation without being an expert in cartography. In space, you should not be an expert in flight dynamics to find your route, destination and means of transportation. We give this capability to everyone with ExoOPS™ - Mission Design. Then we provide the appropriate, performant means of transportation. Some customers want to pay for a SpaceVan™ ticket like they would pay for a bus ticket. Some want to own their engine like they would own a car – we have ExoMG™. Other need to use both - you sometimes pick up your car that you left at the train station. Then finally, ExoOPS™ - Operations does fleet optimization – whether it is our customers' fleets or our own. That's what our MobilityHub does.

Missions

Discover where in-space mobility can lead you.

Orbital transfer
Inclination correction
Orbit phasing
RAAN phasing
Station keeping
Deorbitation & Collision avoidance
Benefits

Flexible and cost-optimised launch

Pack your satellites in a rideshare with larger batches of satellites and then phase your satellites optimally around the Earth, onboard our SpaceVan™ or with our propulsion systems. With competing solutions this maneuver can take years, but with the Exotrail’s high thrust electric propulsion systems and servicing vehicle it can be done in months and at a fraction of the launch costs. This also allows our customers to use any scheduled launch and then correct their orbital position. In-space mobility is launch flexibility.

Enhanced revisit rate & coverage

With orbit raising, you can develop high coverage telecommunication constellations or high revisit rate earth observation constellations at 600-2000km altitude. This allows you to either use less satellites for the same coverage – or double the coverage for the same number of satellites. It can take only a couple of months to reach your operational orbit after launch – competing solutions would require a year. Thrust matters.

Very high resolution imagery & high downlink capability

Operating at 300km vs. 600km has the following benefits : x2 picture resolution, x10 downlink capability. Our high thrust EP system allows you to reach operational altitude quicker. You can also double the duty cycle of your payload compared to competing solutions : at a given thrust level, we use less power for the propulsion system – so that you can use more for your payload.

Space Debris Compliance

New regulations are being put in place – it will soon be mandatory to plan a solution for deorbitation if you want to launch satellites in orbit. Above 500-550km, you need a deorbitation solution to prevent the generation of space debris. Our ExoMG™ system can deorbit your spacecraft at the end of its life. And if your satellite is no longer operational, you can call our SpaceVan™ deorbitation service.

Collision safety

ExoOPS™ - Operations connects with third-party software and allows you to automate collision avoidance processes. You should avoid collisions, without putting your business at risk. Then you can use any propulsion systems, including ours, to perform these maneuvers. Guarantee the safety of your constellation.