Electric propulsion systems offer several advantages over chemical propulsion systems, including higher specific impulse - meaning they can provide more thrust for a given amount of propellant - longer lifetime, and the ability to operate at a wider range of thrust levels. The company aims at building an ecosystem for satellite mobility that combines the most scalable and efficient electric propulsion, AI-driven maneuver planning to enable autonomous constellation operations and innovative hardware-as-a-service business models to lower the barriers to entry.
Equipping satellites with their own propulsion system and hence making them steerable if of utmost importance to avoid satellite collisions and mitigate new space debris creation. Before investing into the German startup, Alpine Space Ventures anticipated the near-term establishment of regulations around space traffic and debris management. Only 3 months after leading the company’s series-A round, the first piece of regulation was enacted. Another fact that convinced us to support Morpheus Space is its high ISP with a 12x faster satellite spread into orbit, the company’s high product scalability and production capability.