Building the Next Generation of

In-Space Mobility


Maxwell Systems Delivered


Maxwell systems on-orbit today


Systems produced by Q2 2022



Phase Four is a disruptive provider of next generation electric propulsion (EP) solutions for small satellites. Phase Four’s RF Thruster represents a revolutionary new architecture that realizes lower cost, mass-manufacturability, miniaturized power electronics, and propellant agnosticism over incumbent technologies, without compromising performance. In 2021 Phase Four’s Maxwell turn-key propulsion system achieved flight heritage and is now being regularly utilized by satellite operators.


Maxwell Engine Blocks and Rocket


At Phase Four we are constantly pushing the envelope of RF plasma propulsion. We have active R&D in plasma physics of RF thrusters, advanced propellants, and new applications of plasma propulsion in space.


Maxwell is a high performance turn-key plasma propulsion system that leverages miniaturized RF electronics and our electrodeless thruster in a compact form factor.

PlasmaWorks and Maxwell in Space


Read more about us and updates in the news.

Phase Four to expand engine manufacturing capacity in 2022
Phase Four is building out a new 23,000 sq.ft. production facility to support high volume plasma propulsion engine manufacturing.
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Exclusive: Phase Four Inks Deal to Scale Production
El Segundo-based Phase Four today finalized a lease to build a second factory and scale production of its Maxwell engine product line. The new Hawthorne facility will be over 3X larger than Phase Four’s current plant, and capable of cranking out 100 engines a year.
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Opinion: Make The U.S. Electric Propulsion Supply Chain More Secure
For most of the last decade, the U.S. relied almost entirely on Russia for rocket engines and crewed launches into space.
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