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French startup ThrustMe found fast route to orbit through China’s Spacety
25 November 2019
French propulsion startup ThrustMe unexpectedly made it into orbit early this month with its innovative propulsion system placed aboard a Chinese cubesat.
Dianfeng, or Xiaoxiang-1 (08), a six-unit cubesat developed by privately owned Spacety, was a secondary payload on the launch of the Gaofen-7 civilian Earth observation satellite 2 November, along with a first satellite for Sudan.
Image credit: ThrustMe - one of the I2T5 cold gas thrusters it sent to orbit 2 November onboard a cubesat built by Spacety of China