About Us
Our portfolio and our TEAM

What we do.

ENPULSION GmbH is a space tech company based in Austria. Founded in 2016, it has quickly become a dominant player in the space industry selling one of the most advanced propulsion solutions for small sats to a large number of worldwide satellite platform integrators. Our unique modular solutions offer to satellite manufacturers high performance at a low cost, enabling the exploration of the Solar System and the democratization of space. ENPULSION is thus positioned at the very heart of the New Space era.

Production. Means. Perfection.

ENPULSION has successfully introduced a high rate production of a high-performance electric propulsion technology. Based on value stream analysis, a scalable production line design has been implemented that scales to mega constellation production rates. Our product lifecycle philosophy is based on the agility of lean manufacturing combined with heritage quality processes. The final result is a high customer value in terms of product performance, cost reduction and short cycle times.

In December 2019 ENPULSION’s management system was awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification as a further proof of our commitment to quality without compromises and to the constant improvement of
products and processes.

100% incoming inspection of all mechanical parts

100% traceability of all parts, manufacturing, and testing

Lean Production (KANBAN) for high throughput

Batch testing on part, component, and system-level

100% functional acceptance testing of all outgoing thrusters

Who we are.

The ENPULSION team believes that the way in which we develop and manufacture our highly sophisticated propulsion solutions matters as much as the products themselves. We are convinced that our customers, investors and the communities we are working with not only ask us to create products, jobs and shareholder returns, but to promote responsible, sustainable and inclusive business practices and act with integrity.

Management Team

Dr. Alexander Reissner

CEO & Founder

Thomas Wulz

CHRO & Co-Founder

Felix Landsteiner

CFO

Dr. David Krejci

CTO

Bernhard Goebel

COO

ASSISTANTS

Martin Sarret

Assistant to the CEO

Celina Mahler

Assistant to the CEO

ENGINEERING Team

Torsten Vogel

Head of Engineering

Timotheus Alexandropoulos

Thermal Engineer

ELIAS BAUMHACKL

Aerospace Engineer

Bojan ćorić

Electronics Engineer

Dr. Lou Grimaud

Product Manager MICRO

Peter Holzer

Embedded Firmware Developer

Valentin Hugonnaud

Technology Expert

Quirin Koch

Product Manager

TIM KOSTERSITZ

Software Developer

Gabor Povorai

Qualification and Development Test Engineer

Kaarel Repän

Qualification and Development Test Engineer

Sebastian Schäfer

CAD Designer

Dr. Tony Schönherr

Product Manager NANO

ADAM SULLIVAN

Electronics Engineer

DR. IVANHOE VASILJEVICH

Principal Scientist

Sachin DeYoung

Mechanical Design Engineer

Claudio Pedrazzini

CAD Designer and Junior Thermal Engineer

FINANCE

Felix Landsteiner

Head of Finance

Anna Spittersberger

Finance & Controlling

Jaco Taljaard

Finance & Controlling

Laura Weichselbaum

Accountant

HUMAN RESOURCES

AGATHA ALLESCH

Head of Human Resources

Yasemin Dayakli

HR and Legal Counsel

Vanessa Urban

Recruiting & Employer Branding

IT

Richard Mautner

IT TL

Robert Wohlmuther

IT-Support

ON-ORBIT SUPPORT

DR. BENJAMIN SPILKER

On-orbit Support TL

PRODUCTION

Fabien Marguet

Head of Production

Sebastian Lorenz

Acceptance Testing TL

Alvaro Blay Sempere

Assembly and Integration TL/Deputy of Production

Gerhard Beck

Emitter Manufacturing TL

Leonhard Habitzl

Aerospace Engineer

Eric Lachowitz

Aerospace Engineer

Lucas Marquart

Aerospace Engineer

Sebastian Endl

Aerospace Engineer

Thomas Forster

Aerospace Engineer

Noah Aschenfeld

Aerospace Engineer

BENJAMIN HANDSCHUH

Aerospace Engineer

Johannes Lackner

Aerospace Engineer

Alexander Riesenfelder

Aerospace Engineer

Housein Abo Shaar

Production Apprentice

QUALITY

Lukas Schrenk

Head of Quality Management

Kilian Bauer

Junior Product Assurance Engineer

Joan Miralles

Product Assurance Engineer

Elisa PENNELLI

Quality Assurance Engineer

SALES

Vincent Kavanagh

Head of Business Development, Sales and Marketing

Andrea Cafagna

Senior Sales Manager

Dale Ward

Senior Business Development and Sales Manager

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Roman Hörbe

Head of Supply Chain

Sameh Abougaga

SCM – Incoming Inspection

PATRICK Horvath

SCM – Incoming Inspection

Svetozare Boyadzhieva

Intern

You?

We are always looking for talent!

Where we come from.

The ENPULSION NANO uses the FEEP technology developed by FOTEC for more than 30 years. The positive ions emitted by the ion emitters have been used to control the electrostatic potential of a spacecraft or as primary ion source for secondary ion spectrometry on numerous space missions.

 

It all started in

1989
January 1

AIT starts to develop Liquid Metal Ion Sources

AIT starts to develop Liquid Metal Ion Sources
At the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), the first Liquid Metal Ion Sources are developed, producing a precice beam of high energy Indium ions.
1991
March 13

LMIS

LMIS
More than 120 Liquid Metal Ion Sources (LMIS) operated in space for a total of more than 20.000 h.
2016
March 1

Foundation of ENPULSION

Foundation of ENPULSION
ENPULSION was founded (first under the name of AMR Propulsion Innovations) as a Spin-Off from FOTEC to commercialize the FEEP technology.
2017
October 9

First ENPULSION Nano Thruster Delivered

First ENPULSION Nano Thruster Delivered
Delivery of first thruster to commercial customer.
December 11

17.000 hours Performance Test

17.000 hours Performance Test
Performance test of FEEP thruster reaches 17.000 hours
2018
January 12

In-Orbit Demonstration

In-Orbit Demonstration
First satellite with ENPULSION NANO is successfully launched.
June 7

Opening of production facility

Opening of production facility
300 m2 semi-automated production facility opens
August 18

Serial Production

Serial Production
ENPULSION produces two thruster per week.
2019
December 11

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

ISO 9001:2015 Certification
ENPULSION’s management system is ISO certified.