Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in Accion Systems to Propel Satellite Capabilities

October 10, 2018 – Boeing today announced its investment in Accion Systems Inc., a Boston, Mass.,-based startup pioneering scalable electric propulsion technology to transform satellite capabilities in and beyond Earth’s orbit. Accion’s new Tiled Ionic Liquid Electrospray (TILE) in-space propulsion system aims to increase the lifespan and maneuverability of satellites and other vehicles in space. Leveraging a non-toxic, ionic liquid propellant and postage stamp-size thrusters, the TILE system is smaller, lighter and more cost-effective than traditional ion engines. “Accion’s scalable technology can help bring game-changing capabilities to satellites, space vehicles…

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