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Accion Systems

Accion Systems is a company that provides in-space propulsion systems for satellites

Accion Systems was started in order to further space exploration. The company was founded by Louis Perna and Natalya Bailey, in 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Accion Systems has developed proprietary propulsion products per the purpose of providing electric propulsion to satellites of all sizes. Their primary product line is called TILE. The systems utilize electrospray thrusters to offer small satellites with ultra-low-weight propulsion to sustain orbital maintenance and collision avoidance. The thrusters use ion engines that produce thrust from an ionic liquid propellant, which is a safe, non-toxic liquid salt. The engines don't use large ionization chambers, pressurized tanks, valves, or external cathodes.

The thruster technologies that Accion Systems has developed is centered around a thruster chip. Their thruster chips house hundreds of microscopic emitters that produce beams of ions generated from their ionic liquid. Electric fields accelerate the ions which escape through small holes in the extractor grids in the thruster chips, causing a force to push the spacecraft.

Timeline

July 21, 2021
Accion Systems raises $42,000,000 in a Series C led by Tracker Capital.
July 21, 2021
Accion Systems raises a $42,000,000 series C round.
February 2020
Accion Systems raises a $15,036,438 series B round from Boeing Horizon X Ventures, Shasta Ventures and Space Angels.
October 2018
Accion Systems raises a $3,000,000 venture round from Boeing Horizon X Ventures and GETTYLAB.
May 12, 2016
Accion Systems raises a $7,500,000 series A round from Dylan Taylor, Founder Collective, RRE Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Slow Ventures, Space Angels and TechU.
June 2015
Accion Systems raises a $3,000,000 grant from U.S. Department of Defense.
January 2015
Accion Systems raises a $2,000,000 seed round from Founder Collective, Founders Fund, Marek Olszewski, RRE Ventures, Rene Reinsberg, Slow Ventures, TechU and Upslope Ventures.

Funding Rounds

SBIR/STTR Awards

Patents

Further Resources

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Accion Systems - Employees, Board Members, Advisors & Alumni

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Accion Systems -- A New Ion Engine

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April Fools 2016: Accion Systems New Product Announcement

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March 31, 2016

April Fools 2017: Why Accion Systems propulsion is smaller than the competition

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March 31, 2017

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July 22, 2021
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