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Electric Ion Space Propulsion Video

Electric ion propulsion system technology and portfolio of radio frequency ion thrusters and their various satellite applications.





Our electric space propulsion systems are based on a range of radio frequency ion thrusters. This technology was selected as offering the highest growth potential with increasing future electrical power.


With almost 50 years of experience in the field, our radio frequency ion thrusters have set a number of world records, including the recovery of the Artemis satellite from a total loss to full recovery.


Ion thrusters within the range can be used for all electric satellites and spacecraft and primary propulsion, or in combination with chemical propulsion for orbit raising, north / south station keeping and fine precision manoeuvres of small medium and heavy LEO and GEO satellites.