Orbion Space Technology

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More than 5,000 small satellites will be launched within the next seven years.  These satellites will perform Big Data missions such as providing wireless global internet and recording detailed images of anywhere on the Earth’s surface once each hour.  Each of these satellites will need its own thruster to maneuver in space, counteract drag, and execute a controlled re-entry at the end of the mission to avoid populating space with junk.  Orbion Space Technology is developing and manufacturing revolutionary plasma propulsion systems for small satellites.  Because of their fuel efficiency, Orbion’s thrusters can save spacecraft operators millions of dollars in operating costs while increasing the value of the spacecraft’s data product.  Orbion has conceived of a novel manufacturing approach that will enable production of plasma thrusters at the unprecedentedly high rates that are required to equip the space revolution.