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- March 24, 2023
OHB Luxspace Inks Contract with Exotrail for ExoMG™ Electric Propulsion System Onboard Triton-X Heavy Platform
MASSY, France (Exotrail PR) — Exotrail signed a contract with Luxembourg-based satellite manufacturer OHB Luxspace for a co-engineering phase aiming the further integration of ExoMG™ – cluster², a configuration of Exotrail’s high thrust and flexible electric propulsion product family, into the Triton-X Heavy platform.
This co-engineering phase comes as part of the development of a next generation of multi-mission microsatellite platform by OHB LuxSpace, in the frame of the ESA’s programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES), to enable affordable regional and global LEO satellites constellations.
On this occasion, Sébastien Duménil, Exotrail’s Chief Commercial Officer comments:
We are thrilled to be embarked into Triton-X Heavy project, a microsatellite European flagship program and to welcome OHB Luxspace into ExoMG™ fast growing customer base. This first contract paves the way of future large constellation deployments for which in-space mobility and manoeuvrability become a critical requirement
ExoMG™, and its nano, micro and cluster product configurations, is Exotrail space-proven Hall-Effect electric propulsion system for satellites ranging from 10 to 300 kg. Thanks to its high level of thrust and modularity, ExoMG™ drastically improves satellite deployment, increases service performances and contributes to reduce space pollution. ExoMG™ has already been selected by commercial and institutional customers in Europe, Asia and North America (CNES, AAC Clyde Space, ESA, YORK SPACE SYSTEMS and others) whereas ExoMG™ – cluster² is a system configuration baselined on 3 different microsat platforms for both LEO and cislunar missions.si architecto.
Exotrail is a France-based space company which designs, develops, and operates mobility solutions for an agile space. Our mission is to allow small satellites to move in space, so that we can optimize their deployment, increase their performances, and reduce space pollution. Thanks to this, a new world of telecommunication, earth observation and space exploration will arise. Our mobility solutions range from highly flexible high-thrust propulsion systems for small satellites (ExoMG™), mission simulation and operations software (ExoOPS™), and In-Orbit Services (SpaceVan™). Exotrail has been incorporated in 2017 and has secured since then over 18M€ from prestigious Venture Capital funds and public grants. Our team consists of +50 people who are passionate about disrupting the space industry. We operate out of two locations: Toulouse and Massy (suburb of Paris) in France.