URA Thrusters is a spin-off company from AVS UK with the only goal to commercialise the use of water for space transportation and propulsion. AVS is an international SME and EN9100 supplier of the majority of worldwide space primes -Airbus, TAS, OHB, RAFAEL, Virgin Orbit, SSTL, CubeSat primes, etc.
URA Thrusters is developing a commercial range of water propulsion systems (ICE) for Reaction and Attitude Control Systems (RACS) of a brand-new reconfigurable 3,000 kg GEO spacecraft from Airbus. This brad-new transnationally platform from Airbus has already won several commercial contracts from worldwide operators, including Inmarsat, Intelsat and Optus.
ICE thrusters are the most suitable option to replace standard hydrazine toxic RACS with “green” alternatives for large platforms, and at the same time provide 20-30% cost reduction and operational benefits to space platform and mission providers.
Bucks LEP Board approved in May 2021, the £250k Getting Building Fund grant for the Novel Test Facility at Westcott with delivery by March 2022.