Iodine-electric satellite thruster builder ThrustMe: We’ve sold our 100th unit; new plant capacity is 365/year

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — French iodine-based satellite electric propulsion system manufacturer ThrustMe said it sees no indication of a slowdown in the market for individual satellites and constellations.

The company’s new 900-square-meter factory outside Paris, designed in preparation for constellation orders, is on track to reach a capacity of 365 thrusters per year by the end of this year, ThrustMe Chief Executive And Aanesland said.

ThrustMe has seven of its thrusters in orbit, 30 that have been delivered to customers and firm orders for around 70 . . .

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