David Henri, CEO, Exotrail

Hilal Tufan

David Henri is the co-founder and CEO of Exotrail, a French start-up that develops electric propulsion solutions for small satellites.

He founded Exotrail in 2015. Today, Exotrail managed to raise 3.5M euro of investment to develop their proprietary electric thruster technology for small satellites as well as plug-in software for the operation of satellites equipped with propulsion. This represents the largest fund raising ever realised in France by a company active in the new space. Exotrail intends to launch for 2020 the first propellers for customers (integrators and operators of small satellite constellations) who have already expressed their interest in this product.

David holds an engineering and corporate strategy degree from the leading university for science in France called Ecole Polytechnique. David has experience in the French Air Force, in a small satellite launcher company and in a Corporate Venture Capital.

David Henri will be present on May 21st, 2019 at the Space Forum in the half-day dedicated to “Innovation & entrepreneurship in space: where do we stand “.

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