UPDATES

RECENT NEWS

PHASE FOUR WINS AIR FORCE CONTRACT FOR ELECTRIC THRUSTER DEVELOPMENT

Phase Four announced April 8 it received a $750,000 Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the U.S. Air Force’s AFWERX program to test using iodine as a propellant in the company’s Maxwell electric thrusters. The award will fund work on a prototype version of that thruster.

PHASE FOUR LAUNCHES FIRST PLASMA PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Phase Four announces it flew its first plasma thrusters on two spacecraft that were part of a SpaceX dedicated rideshare launch Jan. 24.

PHASE FOUR INKS PARTNERSHIP WITH MARUBENI

Marubeni will be an exclusive representative of Phase Four’s Maxwell engines in Japan. In addition, Marubeni will represent Phase Four is strategic markets around the world to meet the needs of next generation spacecraft.

PHASE FOUR WINS AFWERX PHASE I SBIR AWARD

Phase Four will work with the Air Force to adapt its revolutionary Maxwell in-space propulsion system to meet the needs of defense users.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Small Satellite
Online
August 1-6, 2020
Join the Phase Four team virtually at the 34th annual Small Satellite Conference. See you online.

AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum
Online
August 24-26, 2020
Save the date: Phase Four’s R&D team will present its latest results, including updated performance results with xenon, 100-hour test campaigns with xenon and water vapor, and tech demo firings with alternative propellants (krypton, nitrogen, water vapor, and air).

Ascend
Online
November 16-18, 2020
Join the Phase Four team at the first ever AIAA Ascend! We’ll be talking about the first build of our Maxwell engine and sharing updated performance results.