UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL
OF YOUR ASSETS ON ORBIT
WHO ARE WE?
In close collaboration with the teams of C2N, (the Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies CNRS/University of Paris-Saclay), the world specialist in ion sources for nanoelectronics, Professor Jacques Giérak with 30+ patents filed and 35+ years of research conducted at CNRS, has partnered with the venture builder Technofounders (TF) to propose an industrial and at-scale model for a new kind of space electric propulsion.
Following its creation a year ago, ION-X has secured €3.8 million in financing to support its R&D development and plan a demonstration mission by mid-2024. This financing round was carried out with TF Participations, Expansion, Business Angels, and with additional support from Bpifrance.
Beginning of research on focused ion beams (FIB)
World first for a Focused Ion Beam (FIB) with ionic liquid by CNRS
Launch of CNES R&T for the development of EHD engine with ionic liquid
First test of a prototype at C2N-CNRS
Creation of ION-X and recruitment of first team members
Seed funding and acceleration of full thruster development
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We hire only the best and offer our talents an environment where they can learn and develop themselves every day. We all work as one team, leveraging each other’s skills and helping everyone to thrive and deliver.
HIGH STANDARDS & STRONG WORK ETHICS
Our mission is not an easy one but we work hard to achieve our goals. Ion-X takes pride in the rigor, honesty, ownership and persistence of its employees.
INNOVATION AT ITS CORE
We are trying to do something that has never been done. Our culture has always been based on innovation, intellectual curiosity, scientific breakthrough, coupled with an ability to be agile, to learn from our failures and to iterate quickly to reach the best possible outcome.
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Senior R&D Engineer, PhD
Technical Advisor, Co-founder
Technofounders Legal Counsel
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer
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Do you want to be part of a top team building the most efficient space propulsion ever used in space? At ION-X, you will have the opportunity to learn, grow and take part in something bigger than yourself!
Embedded Electronics Engineer
Design, manufacture and test the embedded electronics systems (hardware and software) that will pilot our thruster, communicate with the spacecraft and provide high voltage.
Design & Test Engineer
Design, manufacture and test the different components of our thruster. Provide CAO, mechanical and thermal expertise to support our testing team.
Mission Manager Engineer
Lead some of our space missions and R&D projects in cooperation with our clients, suppliers and internal development teams.