Satellite propulsion : the future is electric
Access to space is a vital part of our daily lives, from telecommunications and Internet access, to scientific missions, Earth observation and monitoring, weather forecasting and more. Launchers and satellites are also key to strategic independence and national sovereignty.
With the satellite market becoming increasingly competitive, propulsion system manufacturers have to offer cost-effective technologies, capable of adapting to new orbital injection strategies. Safran Aircraft Engines calls on an array of expertise unrivaled in Europe to design, develop and produce a range of plasma thrusters and propulsion systems offering world-class performance. With this technology, an all-electric geostationary satellite can reduce launch weight by 40% or increase its payload.