Exotrail helps Eutelsat’s cubesats
February 20, 2020
By Chris Forrester
Eutelsat is developing a fleet of small cubesats which they have dubbed ELOs (for Eutelsat LEO for Objects) and which will seek IoT and related communication business.
The satellites are being built by AAC Clyde Space, a leading European nanosatellite specialist.
Exotrail, a French company dedicated to providing innovative on-orbit transportation solutions for the small satellite market have announced today that they have signed a contract with AAC Clyde Space for a couple of these Eutelsat satellites (ELO 3 and ELO 4).
Exotrail says it will equip the AAC Clyde Space satellites with cutting-edge propulsion solutions for their customers. Exotrail will provide propulsion systems for the two 6U CubeSats which will be manufactured and delivered to orbit by AAC Clyde Space.
The contract calls for the technology to be delivered before the end of this year, and both satellites will be launched in 2021.