This contract from CNES illustrates the agency’s procurement policy now embraces agile and commercially focused strategies to meet the dynamic needs of modern space missions.
The NPT30-I2, ThrustMe’s miniaturized iodine electric propulsion system, is at the heart of this contract. Offering unparalleled procurement efficiency with remarkably short lead times and impressive performance levels, this system ensures swift adaptability to the dynamic demands of CNES projects. This system symbolizes ThrustMe’s engagement in providing reliable and innovative solutions that are ready to launch, facilitating rapid progress in space exploration and satellite deployment.
“ThrustMe was able to design, develop and produce a very innovative product that meets the needs of the market. All this in record time! CNES is a proud customer of ThrustMe, their Iodine electric propulsion systems are key to the future of European satellites”, said Philippe Baptiste, CNES Chairman and CEO.
Ane Aanesland, CEO and co-founder of ThrustMe, said, “We are honored to be chosen by CNES to provide propulsion systems for their upcoming missions. Today, with dozens of systems in orbit and delivering to clients worldwide, ThrustMe celebrates the agency’s confirmation of our reliability and innovation in this future oriented contract.”