Electric Propulsion Company Adds further depth to Patent Portfolio
24 February 2014 — Princeton (NJ) / Luxembourg – The Elwing Company was formally issued two new patents by the European Patent Office (EP 1 995 458 & EP 2 295 797), joining more than 25 patents for its breakthrough E-IMPAcT technology. These particular patents complete Elwing’s intellectual property holdings in Europe around key technological features of future propulsion systems such as operating without any auxiliary power source, implementing non-mechanical thrust vectoring or using oxidizing propellants.
E-IMPAcT has been tested at lower power at the Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton University (EPPDyL), and has undergone further development and high-power testing at NASA’s Propulsion Research and Development Laboratory, located at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal. Elwing is now undergoing final preparatins for new extended tests at another world class facility in Europe.
“We are happy to further strengthen our patent portfolio in Europe,” said Gregory Emsellem, CEO of The Elwing Company, adding “all the more so at a time where Europe’s pledge to take a central part in the development of the next generation of satellite platforms and all electric spacecraft propulsion systems.”
Elwing is intent on being leaders in Electric Propulsion 2.0, the next generation in spacecraft propulsion, opening the way for faster electric orbit-raising, leveraging exclusive, patented technological breakthroughs.
The Elwing Company conceives, designs, develops, manufactures and markets advanced propulsion systems for satellites. Established in 2002, The Elwing Company is privately held and has offices, affiliates and subsidiaries in the U.S. and in Europe. Elwing has been granted more than 25 patents on its breakthrough technology, including U.S. patent US 7’461’501 and European patent EP 1’460’267.
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Albert Pizzica, Director