GATE Space

Power your space
mission with cost-effective
in-space mobility

Mission

We enable the next
generation of spacecraft

At GATE Space, we develop green, chemical in-space propulsion solutions for the NewSpace economy. Drawing on years of experience developing rocket engines, our team is chasing the vision of a thriving economy in space and tackling space engineering problems with a rapid prototyping philosophy. We focus on the development of the GATE Jetpack – a plug-and-play mobility solution for satellite missions. Our products are powered by the GATE Thruster – the world’s first satellite thruster capable of highly responsive deep throttling and differential thrust stabilization.

Cost-efficiency

Streamlined design that allows scalable manufacturing

Flexibility

Fast and nimble maneuverability in space

Sustainability

Safe propellant handling and in-space refueling

GATE Jetpack

The integrated propulsion system, that requires no integration

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GATE Jetpack for Smallsats

Plug-and-play integration

The GATE Jetpack’s integration is swift and simple. As a bolt-on propulsion solution, which is attached to the satellites’ payload adapter after the full integration of the satellite platform, the GATE Jetpack is compatible with all ESPA-class satellites.

Permanent mobility

The GATE Jetpack provides mission-lasting mobility as it remains with the satellite permanently. The GATE Jetpack enables satellites to cover the last mile to their final orbit, perform mission reconfiguration and collision avoidance maneuvers, refueling and de-orbiting.

Mobility as a Service

The GATE Jetpack is managed by the GATE Autopilot – a subscription based suite of complementary services that takes care of the satellite’s mobility needs in space. Orbital maneuvers are performed safely and autonomously.

Total impulse
Lead time
Base price
Thrust level
Operational modes
Propellants
Specific impulse
Jetpack wet mass
Jetpack geometry
(without payload
separation system)
Satellite mass
(without GATE Jetpack)
Satellite geometry
(maximum cube volume on
smallest compatible part)
Delta-V
ESPA compatibility
SpaceX compatibility

Jetpack XS

Basics

25,500 Ns

3 months

$ 300,000

Specifications

4 × [5 – 50 N]

Continuous — Pulsed up to 10 Hz — Cold gas — Deep throttling 1:10

C2H6 and N2O

270 s – 300 s

22 kg

480 × 480 × 210 mm

Example use cases

50 kg

600 × 600 × 600 mm

330 m/s

8 inch

Rideshare ¼ port
(or larger)

Jetpack S

36,000 Ns

3 months

$ 350,000

4 × [5 – 50 N]

C2H6 and N2O

270 s – 300 s

40 kg

560 × 650 × 260 mm

100 kg

600 × 600 × 600 mm

300 m/s

15 inch

Rideshare ½ port
Starlink ½ port
(or larger)

Jetpack M

72,000 Ns

3 months

$ 450,000

4 × [5 – 50 N]

C2H6 and N2O

270 s – 300 s

60 kg

720 × 720 × 300 mm

100 kg 200 kg

690 × 690 × 690 mm

500 m/s 300 m/s

15 or 24 inch

Rideshare full port
Starlink full port
(or larger)

Jetpack L

138,000 Ns

3 months

$ 550,000

4 × [20 – 200 N]

C2H6 and N2O

270 s – 300 s

95 kg

850 × 850 × 350 mm

200 kg

990 × 990 × 990 mm

500 m/s

24 inch

Rideshare full port XL
Starlink full port
(or larger)

GATE Thruster

The world’s smallest deep-throttling engine

GATE Thruster for

Flexibility

With its revolutionary new, patented injection technology, the GATE Thruster is capable of precise continuous deep throttling in a ratio of 1:10 and transient thrust profiles and pulsed operation at 10 Hz, allowing it to perform like an apogee engine and a reaction control thruster combined. Integrated closed loop linear thrust control via a single parameter.

Differential thrust stabilization

The GATE Thruster enables three-axes stabilized orbit transfers without additional reaction control thrusters by exploiting differential thrust balancing – the concept that already powers all commercial eVTOL aircraft.

Center of mass shift compensation

The GATE Thruster allows the autonomous compensation of changes in a spacecraft’s mass distribution – perfect for spacecraft which operate in different loadout scenarios due to the release or capture of payloads or asymmetric propellant depletion.

Thrust level
Lead time
Base price
Throttling ratio
Operational modes
Minimum impulse bit
Propellants
Specific impulse
Thruster mass
Thruster geometry
Feed system pressure
Survivability temperature
Operating temperature

Thruster S

Basics

2 – 20 N

3 months

$ 30,000

Specifications

01:10

Continuous — Pulsed up to 10 Hz — Cold gas

0.2 Ns

C₂H₆ and N₂O

270 s – 300 s

< 1000 g

D < 75 mm × H < 250 mm

15 bar – 60 bar

−40°C to + 65°C

−20°C to + 30°C

Thruster M

5 – 50 N

3 months

$ 40,000

01:10

0.5 Ns

C₂H₆ and N₂O

270 s – 300 s

< 1000 g

D < 75 mm × H < 250 mm

15 bar – 60 bar

−40°C to + 65°C

−20°C to + 30°C

Thruster L

20 – 200 N

3 months

$ 50,000

01:10

2 Ns

C₂H₆ and N₂O

270 s – 300 s

< 2000 g

D < 100 mm × H < 300 mm

15 bar – 60 bar

−40°C to + 65°C

−20°C to + 30°C

Company

About Us

Passion, Experience, Team

We share a common passion for aerospace engineering, which exceeds our professional ambitions. Our diverse, yet complimentary backgrounds in fluid mechanics, rapid prototyping, strategy, finance and marketing equip us with the skills necessary for tackling a broad spectrum of problems. We excel in funding innovative engineering solutions to complex challenges – even in the context of financial and infrastructural constraints.

Max Gruber Designer
Luca Farkas Founders Associate
Daniel Frank Avionics Engineer
Alicia Wollendorfer Mechanical Engineer
Daniel Kaiser Propulsion Engineer
Simon Schobesberger Testing Engineer
Moritz Novak Chief Executive Officer
Johannes Pammer Systems Engineer
Rudolph Ring Mechanical Engineer
Taras Weinl Chief Operating Officer
Andreas Ungersböck Firmware Developer
Clemens Weisgram Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Sebo Chief Technology Officer
Max Gruber Designer
Luca Farkas Founders Associate
Daniel Frank Avionics Engineer
Alicia Wollendorfer Mechanical Engineer
Daniel Kaiser Propulsion Engineer
Simon Schobesberger Testing Engineer
Moritz Novak Chief Executive Officer
Johannes Pammer Systems Engineer
Rudolph Ring Mechanical Engineer
Taras Weinl Chief Operating Officer
Andreas Ungersböck Firmware Developer
Clemens Weisgram Chief Financial Officer
Alexander Sebo Chief Technology Officer

Supporting Network

Advisory Board

We are supported by an experienced advisory board of 12 industry experts who have founded and sold tech companies at a combined valuation of 500 M, and more than 100 years of combined professional experience at companies like Beyond Gravity and Boeing, and academic institutions such as ETH, KTH, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford and Yale University.

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