Our friend Lowell Thompson interviews Natalya Bailey, the CEO of Accion Systems (it is shared with his permission).
Accion Systems is pioneering scalable electric propulsion technology that will completely transform what spacecraft can do in and beyond Earth’s orbit. We removed the heavy tanks, pumps, valves, toxic propellants, external cathodes and ionization chambers found in conventional electric propulsion systems and created a new ion engine: one that’s lighter, more efficient, more powerful — and manufactured hundreds of units at a time.
Natalya is a PhD domain expert in this field who has been working for many years to bring Accion Systems into technological maturity. She has brought together the best team for this project, and has the right technical, creative, and business acumen to see it through.