ThrustMe Doubles Propulsion System Orders and Exceeds 200 Orders in Just Four Months

ThrustMe Doubles Propulsion System Orders and Exceeds 200 Orders in Just Four Months

ThrustMe, an innovator in iodine-based space propulsion, has announced the surpassing of a remarkable 200 orders, doubling its order book within a mere four months. This milestone not only mirrors the exponential growth within the space industry and the dawn of the industrial space era but also underscores the importance of accessible mobility in a sustainable space environment.

The space industry is moving through a significant transformative phase, characterized by the rapid ascent of New Space actors. These innovative players are launching satellites with increasing frequency and as a consequence accumulating invaluable experience from their space operations, effectively bridging the divide with legacy space actors. As missions become more refined and mission capacities expand, the blend of legacy knowledge and new-space innovation is steering the industry towards an Industrial Space Era. To sustainably leverage their full potential from economic and environmental aspects, space actors new and old will require increasingly sophisticated in-orbit maneuver capabilities for their space-based entities.

Established in 2017, ThrustMe has been at the forefront of this transformation, showcasing sustained excellence and leadership within the industry. The company's groundbreaking achievements include the NPT30-I2, the world-first demonstration of iodine electric space propulsion in 2020, followed by the subsequent industrialization of its product portfolio. ThrustMe’s track record of reliability coupled with outstanding quality has cemented its position as a pioneering manufacturer of the electric space propulsion technologies required for the industrial space era.

“Our factory is set to handle large-scale deliveries and we can accommodate the significant increase in orders we continue to receive. We have identified and are effectively and efficiently serving an underserved market, where clients are looking for top-quality propulsion solutions and expect consistent reliability in both product and delivery. At ThrustMe, we are proud to be fulfilling their expectations ”, says Ane Aanesland, CEO and co-founder of ThrustMe.

ThrustMe’s bestselling NPT30-I2 provides small satellites with autonomous maneuverability and is in high demand. With the 2023 production slots fully booked and orders for 2024 arriving at an unprecedented rate, ThrustMe is strategically scaling up its production capacity. The company is aiming for the remarkable milestone of one unit per day before the end of 2024. Through its continuous commitment to innovation, ThrustMe keeps offering sustainable and intelligently operated iodine-based solutions that effectively address the pressing challenges confronting the space sector.

“Since the beginning of our development, we were aiming to provide the community with a high-end disruptive product adding significant value to the market, not “simply” a propulsion system. Six years later we are happy to see that this objective was truly fulfilled. Our bestseller product NPT30-I2 is a key element for many small satellites to reach autonomous maneuverability in space, highly demanded by the market today. Our next step is to extend this experience to much larger satellites,” says Dmytro Rafalskyi, CTO and co-founder of ThrustMe

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013