Tesseract (company)

Tesseract (company)

Tesseract is a California-based aerospace propulsion company founded by Erik Franks, Jake Teufert, and Jeff Gibson.

Tesseract is an aerospace company founded in 2017 by Jake Teufert, Jeff Gibson, and Erik Franks. Based in Livermore, the company engineers and manufactures propulsion systems for the space industry. The company specializes in off the shelf thrusters that can be integrated into multi-thruster modules or turn key propulsion systems. The company engineers its propulsion components to run off low toxicity biopropellants.

Tesseract raised $524k in funds from Y Combinator and others in 2017, as well as a crowdfunded equity investment of $929k through the WeFunder platform.

The company looks to provide thrusters and propulsion solutions that are considered green and have low toxicity propellants. They have three thrusters available.

Thrusters in development

Lyra 1
Lyra 22
Rigel 500

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0.24 kg

0.59 kg

3.5 kg

Specific Impulse (Isp)

>2745 m/s

>2942 m/s

>2942 m/s

Thrust

1.0 N

22 N

500 N

Timeline

May 17, 2017

Tesseract was founded by Erik Franks.

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Devin Coldewey
July 29, 2019
TechCrunch
Launch vehicles and their enormous rocket engines tend to receive the lion's share of attention when it comes to space-related propulsion, but launch only takes you to the edge of space -- and space is a big place. Tesseract has engineered a new rocket for spacecraft that's not only smaller and more efficient, but uses fuel that's safer for us down here on the surface.

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