Mission Critical

Orbital debris, as well as ballistic and hypersonic weaponry, pose a growing threat to critical remote sensing and communications infrastructure in space. To ensure mission success, satellites need propulsion systems that deliver extreme resiliency and survivability

Mission Critical Advantages

Fault Tolerant Design

Thruster chip arrays are inherently redundant, so a single failure won’t compromise the mission. Common failure points like external cathodes and plasma electrodes have also been eliminated.

Detection Avoidance

Unlike other electric propulsion systems, ionization doesn’t produce easily detectable emissions of high-power RF, infrared, visible light, or UV radiation.

Multi-mode Compatibility

TILE can share a common propellant with some high-thrust, low-efficiency propulsion systems for increased satellite agility and resiliency.

Low Thrust Latency

Control your satellite in real time or program its trajectory. TILE can initiate thrust instantly, without long warm up or cool down periods.

Export Control

Every component is developed, tested, and manufactured in the United States. Strategic partnerships with NASA and the US Department of Defense accelerate our nation’s future in space.

Deep-Space Efficiency

TILE is the most efficient form of propulsion, with a higher total impulse for a fraction of the SWaP. That leaves more space and power for critical deep-space payloads.


For CubeSats < 6U Can provide attitude control for larger satellites

Max Thrust: .04 mNMax Power Draw: 4 W
Size: .5UTotal Impulse: 21 Ns


For Spacecraft > 6U Cluster together for more impact

Max Thrust: .45 mNMax Power Draw: 20 W
Size: 1UTotal Impulse: 755 Ns

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