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Miniaturised Hall effect propulsion for small satellites

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 EXOTRAIL project word cloud

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Project "EXOTRAIL" data sheet

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Organization address
address: 3 RUE GALVANI
city: MASSY
postcode: 91300
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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-06-01   to  2018-10-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    EXOTRAIL FR (MASSY) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

The space industry is rapidly evolving from a world where bus-sized satellites are being developed during years and for more than 200M$ towards a world where shoebox-sized satellites are being designed, built and launch for less than 1M$ and in less than a year. Constellations of these small satellites are delivering services in Earth observation and telecommunication. Due to this revolution, the small satellite market is growing at 20% per annum – 2.9Bn$ in 2017, 7.5Bn$ in 2022. However, these constellations suffer from a great lack of agility. Propulsion systems were poorly or not miniaturised, causing small satellites to be unable to change their orbit after launch. This induces high launch costs, no choice of the operational altitude and poor performances. Exotrail’s vision is to provide and sell this agility to the space industry. The first way we do this is by providing an affordable and efficient propulsion system for constellation of small satellites along with a set of software add-ons to design, optimise and operate propulsion manoeuvres. With electric propulsion, our customers can double their picture resolution, divide by two their launch costs, increase their telecommunication coverage and multiply their lifespan by a factor up to 20. Our miniaturised thruster using Hall effect technology minimises the power consumption compared to competing solutions. Because of this, we are able to greatly reduce the total cost of using propulsion for our customers. These competitive advantages have created strong customer interest for Exotrail including two letters of intent. Our thruster will be ready for the market in 2019. Our ambition is to become a global provider of agility by selling inspection, delivery and assembly services thanks to a fleet of light and agile vehicles equipped with our Hall effect thruster. The on-orbit servicing era will entirely disrupt the space industry in the next 10 years, and Exotrail will be part of this revolution.

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