PARIS — France’s Exotrail is the latest addition to the group of startups that have raised financing to design electric propulsion for small satellites. All are betting that the no-propulsion Planet and Spire smallsat models will gradually give way to slightly larger satellites, in more-precise orbits, that will require propulsion for in-orbit maneuvering. Exotrail has
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Peter de Selding is a Co-Founder and editor for SpaceIntelReport.com. He started SpaceIntelReport in 2017 after 26 years as the Paris Bureau Chief for SpaceNews where he covered the commercial satellite, launch and the international space businesses. He is widely considered the preeminent reporter in the space industry and is a must read for space executives. Follow Peter @pbdes