Our vision is to bring next generation of space exploration closer to reality. Standardising production and scaling products to work on a vast range of satellites ensures similar mission possibilities for different bus designs for orbit and even beyond it.
Aurora Propulsion Technologies’ mission is to ensure clean and debris free space, whilst prolonging the useful lifespan of satellites reducing the need to renew satellites as often as before.
Our long-term mission goal is to restart deep space exploration with probes using revolutionary means of propulsion, an electric sail.
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Why Space, Why Now, Why Aurora?
Space industry is currently undergoing massive revolution similarly to Industry 4.0. Space has never been more accessible as now. A boom of new technologies alongside decreased launch costs makes modern satellites more effective, more useful and easier to launch. We at Aurora are working hard to make propulsion and active deorbiting accessible for all spacecraft sizing from CubeSats to small satellites. This helps to keep the space around us more debris free whilst giving highly important feature for the satellites, better controllability, by making attitude and orbital changes possible for even the smallest CubeSats.
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Conferences are great for meeting new business partners, investors, innovative solutions and like-minded colleagues. Come and visit us as Aurora will be present at:
- Innovation Leaders Summit, Tokyo, Oct 28-30. 2019,
- Teknologia 19, Helsinki, Nov 7. 2019,
- Space Tech Expo, Bremen, Nov 19-21. 2019,
- Slush, Helsinki, Nov 21-22. 2019,
- EU Space Week, Helsinki, Dec 3-5. 2019,
- Finnish Satellite Workshop, Espoo, Jan 20-22.1. 2020,
- Smallsat Symposium, San Francisco, Feb 2-5. 2020,
- 4S Symposium, Vilamoura, May 25-29. 2020.
Aurora Propulsion Technologies is pleased to announce the world’s first micro-resistojet thruster for satellite use. The Single Orbital Thruster is the world smallest commercially available complete in-orbit thruster system. Aurora Propulsion Technologies is making propulsion and active deorbiting accessible for all spacecraft sizing from CubeSats to small satellites. This provides better controllability of satellites, and helps to keep space debris free.
The smallest thruster for any kind of satellite
With the propellant tank of environmentally friendly propellant and control electronics module in less than 20mm cubed and the thruster and nozzle module only 4mm in diameter and ten long, the package is small enough to fit the smallest of small and cube satellites. The miniature propulsion system weights under 20g, but is capable of producing a controllable 0.2-2mN thrust. The unit is designed to be optimal for de-tumbling of satellites in space and small orbit corrections, such as evasive maneuvers.
“Our small device will soon be able to reach the orbit of the moon” says Roope Takala, co-founder of Aurora Propulsion Technologies and former head of Nokia space program. “Our goals for the future include further scaling of our operations, in terms of production quantities and development of upcoming products and increasing our sales and customer base. We are a fast growing space tech team, within a year we grew from 7 people to 18 employees. All team members are highly skilled space enthusiasts.”
Aurora Propulsion Technologies’ mission is to ensure clean and debris free space, whilst prolonging the useful lifespan of satellites, reducing the need to renew satellites as often as before. The long-term mission goal is to restart deep space exploration with probes using revolutionary means of propulsion, an electric sail.