ENPULSION opening new headquarters – a step towards unconstrained in-space mobility


Vienna, April 30, 2024 – ENPULSION hosted its first official event at its new head office and production facilities, located at the Vienna Airport, Austria, the move – tripling the company’s facility size to 4.000 sqm as well as its potential yearly production and innovation capacity – marking a decisive step towards unconstrained in-space mobility.

High visit at opening event
On Friday ENPULSION, leading manufacturer of fully integrated electric propulsion systems, hosted a press conference in support of the opening of the ESA Phi-Lab Austria, which marked the first official event at the new company site. Among the high-profile guests were:

  • Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA),
  • Leonore Gewessler, Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology of Austria,
  • Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of Lower Austria,
  • Stephan Pernkopf, Deputy Governor of Lower Austria, and
  • Günther Ofner, Member of the Executive Board, Vienna Airport

The official opening ceremony of the new ENPULSION facilities was conducted by Alexander Reissner, CEO & founder of ENPULSION, and the guests during the first tour of the new production site.

“With the move to our new facilities we passed another key milestone in our growth as a company. But it is only one step along the way towards our goal”, said Alexander Reissner, founder and CEO of ENPULSION. “Dependable in-orbit mobility is key to ensure the sustainable use of orbital resources. Our vision is to erase mobility as a constraining factor for all space-based infrastructure, thus enabling sustainable and innovative business models for a thriving near-earth economy – for us and for generations to come.”

4.000 sqm – tripling capacity for increasing customer demand
On two floors with a total of 4.000 sqm the company’s new facilities will feature a new production floor, facilities for in-house testing for thermal testing, vibration testing as well as final performance testing. In addition, the new headquarters will feature a research and development floor for the development of the ENPULSION NEO propulsion system and future development projects, as well as a customer service and collaboration area, including dedicated engineering support, on-ground support, and on-orbit support teams. Here customers will be able to test their hardware and software in dedicated customer workshops, do integration planning and have access to all of ENPULSION’s simulator and emulator products.

200 in space – and what comes of it
With its 200th propulsion system successfully launched into space earlier this year, ENPULSION has become a global reference in electric propulsion systems for CubeSats and small satellites. ENPULSION’s products flew on a large variety of different use cases, ranging from constellation deployment, station keeping, and orbit raising, to orbit phasing and ground track improvement, formation flight, collision avoidance, drag compensation, small GEO demo missions, commercial BIU missions, and several units in space are foreseen to perform de-orbit maneuvers once the first operational missions are over.

As a result, ENPULSION has continuously increased its knowledge about Field Emission Electric Propulsion (FEEP) technology, and its safe and robust application in various environments and use cases. The leveraging of ENPULSION’s flight heritage led to the development of a new generation of FEEP systems with the NANO R3 and MICRO R3 product families. This new generation of fully integrated propulsion systems is already deployed in space today and many more units will be launched into orbit in 2024, advancing the state of the art in robustness and reliability of mobility in space.

With more than 200 propulsion systems in space, more than 300 propulsion systems delivered to customers worldwide, and more than 400 years of accumulated on-orbit operation, ENPULSION is a global reference of electric propulsion systems for nano- and microsatellites.
The company supports more than 40 customers on four continents, from its headquarters in Austria and offices in the US and France. Its products are based on the company’s proprietary Field-Emission Electric Propulsion (FEEP) technology, behind which are more than 30 years of research and development work in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the FOTEC Research Facility.

Media contact
Andreas Temmer
Head of Marketing, ENPULSION

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