Neutron Star Systems

Description

Neutron Star Systems is a space start-up unlocking the future of space travel. We are a market enabler for high power missions focused on developing disruptive and innovative electric propulsion systems incorporating the latest high temperature superconductor technology. At high powers, our product offering will be economically and technologically superior compared to the competition.
Our disruptive product offering is a unique and first-of-its-kind electric propulsion system, combining Applied-Field Magnetoplasmadynamic thruster technology and high-temperature superconductors. This combination produces a highly efficient thruster which uses low-cost propellant, allowing for cheaper missions and shorter transfer times. We call this SUPREME technology, which is founded on 60 years of AF-MPD research heritage, with the inclusion of HTS and the latest cryogenic technology increasing the flight feasibility of the technology. It enables high thrust of several newtons, and a significant mass reduction for high-powered heavy weight satellites and cargo spacecraft – achieved with cheaper alternative propellants such as Argon, Ammonia, or Hydrogen. This technology is highly scalable and throttleable, giving it the flexibility to be applied to a variety of mission scenarios. This scalability allows applications on small satellites, where our propellant flexibility greatly reduces mission costs. This also makes us the prime choice for chemical/electric hybrid multi-mode propulsion systems, where our technology is unique in offering high Isp performance using propellants compatible with chemical systems. For a full electric telecommunication satellite, we can capture up to €10,000,000 of value due to launch and propellant costs savings. For cargo missions to the Moon and Mars, cost savings can reach up to €320,000,000 compared to today’s electric systems, and up to billions of euros compared to chemical propulsion, making such missions more feasible and economically attractive.

Web: https://www.neutronstar.systems/

Additional Details

  • Project Name
    Neutron Star Systems are focused on developing disruptive and innovative electric propulsion systems incorporating the latest high temperature superconductor technology. At high powers, their product offering will be economically and technologically superior compared to the competition. Their disruptive product offering is an electric propulsion system, which produces a highly efficient thruster, uses low-cost propellant, allowing for cheaper missions and shorter transfer times.
  • Space Related Sector
    Neutron Star Systems is a company offering propulsion systems for space applications. We produce and provide hardware and subsystems for use on spacecraft. We target both the smallsat and high-power space electric propulsion market, addressing the following mission scenarios: Small satellites; Constellations; Orbit raising for GEO satellites; Satellite Servicing; Lunar and Mars cargo missions; Science Missions; Exploration Missions; Crewed Interplanetary Flight.
  • Founders
    2
  • Tech team
    12
  • Stage of product/service
    Proof of concept / technology validated
  • Market situation
    Letter of interest from potential clients
  • Largest investor to date
    Family and friends
  • Total cash invested in start-up to date
    Between €100.000,00 and €1.000.000,00 (friends/family, grants, contracts, debt financing)

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