Conservative estimates indicate that the small satellite platforms market is expected to grow to 7,500m$ by 2022, with a 20% annual market growth; this would imply the addition of close to 3,000 new satellites to Earthâ€™s orbit in the next five years (double the current number of operational satellites) and up to 10,000 by 2030. This unprecedented increase in the use of our common Space environment has been spearheaded by satellites platforms in the micro.
IENAI Space aims to be a one-stop-shop for highly efficient ionic-liquid electric propulsion systems and mission analysis for nanosatellites. They provide propulsion modules that are customized for each particular platform and mission. IENAI’s Tailored Taylor Thruster is designed to be highly scalable in specific impulse and thrust; the technology is based on a novel iteration of electrospray thrusters.