Pixxel selects Dawn Aerospace propulsion for hyperspectral imaging constellation

Dawn propulsion modules will enable Pixxel satellites to maneuver into their desired orbit post a rideshare-launch, allow for in-space management of the satellites, and for deorbiting the satellites responsibly and the end of their life.

In the last 12 months, Dawn has had several propulsion systems launched to space with a total of 21 thrusters, powering a variety of satellites, including CubeSats and OTV’s. At the end of 2021, the company announced it had over one hundred of its 1N and 20N “green” thrusters in production, with this projected to triple over the next twelve months.

About Pixxel

Pixxel is building a health monitor for the planet by creating the world’s highest resolution commercial hyperspectral satellite constellation. Co-founded by then 20 year olds Awais Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal in 2019, Pixxel has worked with notable organizations such as the Indian Space Research Organization, NASA JPL, Lockheed Martin, and the US Air Force among other space stalwarts. Pixxel is based in Los Angeles and Bengaluru, India and backed by Lightspeed, Stanford Angels, Omnivore VC, Blume Ventures, growX ventures, Inventus Capital, and Ryan Johnson (former President at Planet Labs), among others. For more information visit pixxel.space or follow Pixxel on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Dawn Aerospace 

Based in the Netherlands and New Zealand, Dawn Aerospace is a space transportation company providing in-space satellite propulsion to its customers globally and developing a same-day reusable spaceplane. For in-space satellite propulsion, the company uses a unique combination of self-pressurizing green propellants, nitrous oxide and propylene, which are available from domestic industrial gas suppliers, safe, easy to handle, and are not subject to complex export controls.