We are an Italian innovation company operating in the aerospace and other industrial sectors. We are disclosing new scenarios in space thanks to our advanced propulsion systems and empowering industrial companies towards new horizons.
We are operating in this new space economy, an exciting arena where innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and braveness are mixed together for the revolution of a 50 years conservative and static space area.
Having in its end electronic devices with a computational power that is thousands of time bigger than ones used to go the Moon at negligible costs, humanity is going to space and is doing things into space in an unimaginable manner.
New, cheap, small and powerful satellites are now ready to revolutionize our concept of space and to provide humanity a new, more comfortable and efficient way of leaving, truly connected with the whole planet.
And today this revolution needs mobility of satellites in space and dedicated launchers to put such small objects into the right orbit.
Our mission is to cover these needs developing both innovative low cost propulsion systems for these revolutionizing satellites, to move into space and reconfigure their orbits, and innovative low cost rocket engines to insert small satellites into space. Our mission is to find simple, brilliant solutions to achieve highly performant systems at accessible costs. Our mission is to develop the space equivalent of a “Fiat 500”, which in the ’60 was able to give a
We believe that creativity combined with a solid competent approach can boost innovation toward new exciting horizons. We believe on a sustainable economic system, where people work to put their creativity at the service the whole society, where profit is no more the only parameter for success but must be combined with intellectual and moral growth, natural equilibrium and prosperity. We are space inspired, enthusiasts, dreamers.
We are committed into growing a company integrated in its social and economic environment, boosted by the powerful University nourishment and able to provide to its people a human and intellectual growing path.
In a world where appearance comes first, we still work to understand the real meaning of things.
Our story started in 2006 at the University of Padua.
At that time nobody was doing space propulsion there, nobody turned-on a rocket in the previous twenty years and everybody was very skeptical about the possibility of doing something serious in rocket science with no background and with no available spaces.
We started thanks to our passion and determination, the one of the people that despite all the difficulties and obstacles believe that life is a unique experience and live to realize dreams. And our dream was to go into space with our motors.
From the beginning we selected the market of small satellite as our natural home, lacking of viable technology solutions at suitable costs. At that time the new space economy was just a far idea.
After working hardly for more than eight years, facing economical and technical difficulties and solving everyday troubles, we flew two times on an unmanned vehicle acquiring respect from several major aerospace companies.
In 2014 we started working a new chapter of our lives. At that time we had strong indication, the motors we were developing in the University environment may turn into products. That’s how we founded T4i, a Spin-Off of the Space Propulsion group of the University of Padua with a mix between entrepreneurs and engineers coming from University and Industry.