In-space mobility company Morpheus Space has unveiled their potentially game-changing nanosatellite propulsion system, the GO-2, which they believe will open up access to space to smaller companies and organizations “needing in-space mobility solutions.”
A field emission electric propulsion (FEEP) system that uses liquid metal as a propellant, the GO-2 is touted as a more efficient and reliable electric propulsion system than competing ion thruster designs and one that could dramatically increase access to space.
“This self-contained, plug-and-play, electric propulsion system is one of the most capable, efficient, and innovative solutions for mobility in space,” explained Morpheus Space CEO Daniel Bock in an email to The Debrief.
After bursting on the scene as an R&D company in 2018, Morpheus Space has transitioned to a commercial enterprise with numerous landmark achievements in satellite propulsion. Among the most noteworthy is the company’s first-ever successful test of a propulsion system on a nanosatellite, the first successful collision avoidance maneuver by a nanosatellite, and their exclusive mission planning software known as Journey.
“These achievements underscore Morpheus Space’s commitment to pushing boundaries and defying norms in pursuit of a safer and more accessible space future,” the company told The Debrief.