Press release April 13, 2021

Aurora Propulsion Technologies now on SmallSat Catalog with ResistoJet Products

Aurora Propulsion ResistoJet products now available through the SmallSat Catalog

Espoo, Finland (May 13th, 2021) – Aurora Propulsion Technologies Thuster products are now available through the SmallSat Catalog from Orbital Transports. The Aurora products are now added to its line of small satellite propulsion systems. The inclusion of Aurora’s ARM-O and ARM-A ResistoJet modules broadens the range of capabilities available through the digital catalog of products and services for the small satellite industry.

Aurora Propulsion’s ResistoJet propulsion technology uses a water-based propellant, satisfying range safety requirements during launch as well as during transport to the launch site. Multiple variants of the ResistoJet module are available with applications for attitude control, orbit control, and custom use cases. Aurora’s ARM-O module is a propulsion system with 1 to 4 ResistoJet thrusters, suitable for orbit altitude changes, collision avoidance, station keeping, and rendezvous with the use of multiple modules. The ARM-A module provides full three-axis attitude control for any size CubeSat with 6 ResistoJet thrusters. Both modules are available in form factors ranging from 0.35U to 1U, with customized tank sizes also available.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity to work with Orbital Transports in building the SmallSat Catalog,” said Roope Takala, CEO of Aurora Propulsion. “The approach that the Orbital Transports team has taken is unique in the way it helps weave the fabric of the new space industry and how it brings transparency to the capabilities of the industry players.”

Orbital Transports is bringing the smallsat supply chain online with the SmallSat Catalog, a digital portal showcasing products and services from some of the industry’s most innovative and reliable companies. The first resource of its kind, the SmallSat Catalog is your one-stop shop for all your smallsat mission needs. The catalog features CubeSat and smallsat buses, COTS nanosatellite hardware components, ground station services and mission operations software, orbital transfer services, hosted payloads, and satellite servicing and refuelling technologies. The SmallSat Catalog provides a convenient go-to resource to check out the latest and greatest that the smallsat industry has to offer.


Timo Mustonen

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About Aurora Propulsion Technologies

Aurora Propulsion Technologies’ mission is to ensure sustainable use of space, whilst prolonging the useful lifespan of satellites. Our technologies enable effective and prompt implementation of satellite position and orientation to ensure successful execution and growth for the owners’ business as well as the safe and reliable deorbiting of satellites at the end of their useful life. The long-term mission goal is deep space exploration with microsatellite-sized probes using a revolutionary means of propulsion, an electric sail.

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About Orbital Transports

Headquartered in Chicago, Orbital Transports delivers complete small satellite programs, from initial concept through completed mission. The company handles end-to-end space logistics by managing the complex operations involving the space vehicles, human resources, facilities, and services required for successful space missions. The Orbital Transports SmallSat Catalog presents your complete supply chain for small satellite missions including smallsat buses and hardware components, mission analysis services, ground station services, mission operations software and more from many of the industry’s most innovative and reliable companies. For more information about our small satellite mission services, or about listing your products and services in the SmallSat Catalog, contact David Hurst at (773) 218-6151,, or see our website at