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The Elwing Company

Elwing has developed a game-changing propulsion systems for satellites that allows the satellite payload to be vastly increased.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Telecommunications
  • Location Princeton, NJ, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2002
  • Employees 8
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Company Summary

The Elwing Company develops and commercializes advanced plasma propulsion systems for satellites. The company is the exclusive right holder on the patented electrodeless plasma thruster technology worldwide. Our system enable to vastly increase the value of most satellite missions as well as it solve multiple problems with earlier technologies. It offers significant return on investment for Commercial, Civil and Military satellites.


  • Gregory Emsellem founded Elwing in 2002 to develop electric propulsion systems for the satellite industry. He has served as a senior propulsion consultant for NASA/JPL and Thales Electron Devices where he provided significant expertise into Lithium MPD and the early steps of HEMP thruster. He is a “Normalien”, alumni of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, France and holds a Masters degree in Plasma Physics from the Universite Paris-Sud Orsay.

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    Senior Executive Vice President

    Pierre Devos is one of the co-founders of the Elwing Company. He is a Certified Public Accountant, the owner of “Cabinet Devos” and a start-up specialist for French Ministère du Travail (DoL). He was one of the founding partners of Cabex the 1st European Network of Independent Accounting & Consulting Professionals. He holds a DEC (Diplome d'Expertise Comptable) Corporate Law & Finance from Université Paris X Nanterre.

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    Vice President of Governement and Defense Programs

    Al Pizzica, who graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and also holds an MBA from Villanova University, worked in senior management roles at a regional healthcare provider, in aseptic manufacturing for Merck, and served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy (Submarine Squadron Operations and as a Reactor Controls Officer on a Submarine).


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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    EisnerAmper LLP

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