Awards and recognition

Winner of the Grand Prix i-LAB 2017 : création d'entreprise innovante

We had the honor of receiving “Le Grand Prix” of the 19th concours national d’aide à la création d’entreprises de technologies innovantes, handed over by Frédérique Vidal, ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation 6th of July, 2017.

Paris Air Forum

Ane discussed commercial space with Nicolas Chamussy of Airbus and Jean-Jacques Dordain at the Paris Air Forum on June 16th 2017.

Winner of the French Tech Ticket

ThrustMe was one of the French Tech Ticket winners and welcomed by president Francois Hollande.

As de l'Innovation

Yann Barbaux, Head of Innovation at Airbus, handed Ane the award on June 15th at the Aeroclub de France. ThrustMe was very visible that evening and won a second price recognizing innovative start-ups.

Paris Air Show

Thanks to Startburst accelerator, ThrustMe had a free booth at the Paris Air Show and was able to pitch for 3 minutes under the Concorde aircraft. Ane was introduced by Greg Hyslop from Boeing.

Marie-Curie Incoming fellowship

It all started with an Incoming Marie Curie Fellowship from the European FP7 program awarded to Dmytro Rafalskyi. A grant of 240 k€, with a success rate of 4%.

We are in the news and in published scientific journals


During the Paris Air Show, Ane was interviewed by BFM TV to explain what we do at ThrustMe. 

Scientific journals

Transient propagation dynamics of flowing plasmas accelerated by radio-frequency electric fields 
J Dedrick, A R Gibson, D Rafalskyi, and A Aanesland Physics of Plasmas, 24, 050703 (2017)

Brief review on plasma propulsion with neutralizer-free systems (Topical Review), D. Rafalskyi and A. Aanesland, Plasma Sources Sci. & Technol. 25 043001 (2016)

Lecture "Neutralizer-free Ion Propulsion" D. Rafalskyi, A. Aanesland 
Lecture series at Von Karman Institute For Fluid Dynamics "Electric Propulsion Systems : from recent research developments to industrial space applications - STO-AVT-263" (June 6-8, 2016) 

Brief review on plasma propulsion with neutralizer-free systems (Topical Review) 
D Rafalskyi and A Aanesland - Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 25, 043001 (2016)

Global model of an iodine gridded plasma thruster Grondein P., Lafleur T., Chabert P., Aanesland A., 
Physics of Plasmas 23 (3) 033514 (2016)

Characterization Of A Neutralizer-Free Gridded Ion Thruster Dmytro Rafalskyi and Ane Aanesland
Joint Conference of 30th International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference and 6th Nano-satellite Symposium, Hyogo-Kobe, Japan, July 4 – 10, 2015, 

Plasma acceleration using a radio frequency self-bias effect D Rafalskyi and A Aanesland 
Phys. Plasmas, 22, 063502 (2015)

Magnetized retarding field energy analyzer measuring the particle flux and ion energy distribution of both positive and negative ions D Rafalskyi, S Dudin and A Aanesland 
Rev. Sci. Instrum., 86, 053302 (2015)

Plasma acceleration using a radio frequency self-bias effect, D. Rafalskyi and A. Aanesland, Phys. Plasmas 22, 063502 (2015)

Coincident ion acceleration and electron extraction for space propulsion using the self−bias formed on a set of RF biased grids bounding a plasma source, D. Rafalskyi and A. Aanesland, J. Phys. D : Appl. Phys. 47, 495203 (2014)

Coincident ion acceleration and electron extraction for space propulsion using the self-bias formed on a set of RF biased grids bounding a plasma source D Rafalskyi and A Aanesland J. Phys. D : Appl. Phys., 47, 495203 (2014)

Comparative study of positive and negative ion flows extracted from downstream plasmas beyond magnetic and electrostatic electron filters S.V. Dudin, D.V. Rafalskyi, L. Popelier, A. Aanesland 
Physical Surface Engineering , 10, 4-10 (2012)

Global model of a gridded-ion thruster powered by a radiofrequency inductive coil P Chabert, J Arancibia Monreal, J Bredin, L Popelier, A Aanesland, Physics of Plasmas 19 195201 (2012)

Influence of ion-beam plasma on ion extraction efficiency in single-grid ion source 
S.V. Dudin and D.V. Rafalskyi 
European Physical Journal D, 65, 475-479 (2011)

High homogeneity 25 cm low-energy rf ion source with inherent electron compensation 
S. V. Dudin, D.V. Rafalskyi, A.V. Zykov 
Review Of Scientific Instruments, 81, 083302 (2010)

Come and talk with us at forums and conferences

ThrustMe at the Hello Tomorrow Challenge global summit

Hello Tomorrow Challenge

ThrustMe is one of the TOP500 startups at the Hello Tomorrow Challenge and we are excited to participate at the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit the 13th and 14th of October in Paris.
ThrustMe at the Startup Village

Find us at the Startup Village

ThrustMe is one of the selected startups at the Startup Village at the Toulouse Space Show from the 28th to the 30th of June. Come and check out our stand!
ThrustMe at the world satellite business week

The World Satellite Business Week

ThrustMe's CEO, Ane Aanesland, will participate at Euroconsult's annual executive meeting from the 12th to the 16th of September. We look forward to five days of discussion, debate and deal-making.
ThrustMe has a stand at the Viva Technology

We have a stand at VIVA Technology

ThrustMe is one of two startups selected by SATT Paris-Saclay to be presented at VIVA Technology Paris. We will be at our stand the 1st and 2nd of July. Come and talk with us!
4S Symposium

4S symposium on Malta

We enjoed a great event organised by CNES/ESA with enthusiasts from all over the world

VKI lecture series

Dmytro Rafalskyi, our CTO, gave a lecture on neutralizer-free ion propulsion at the VKI Lecture Series “Electric Propulsion Systems: from recent research developments to industrial space applications” - STO-AVT-263, 6th - 10th June 2016. Lecture notes available upon demand.