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SQUID3 Accepted Into NewSpace Nexus Ignitor Program

Albuquerque, NM – SQUID3 Space has been selected to participate in the NewSpace Ignitor program at the AA level. This incubator-like program is a partnership between NewSpace Nexus and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). NewSpace Ignitor is designed to help space companies advance their concepts beyond research and development and into product sales.

About SQUID3 Space

Established in June 2023, SQUID3 Space is committed to modernize satellite thermal control capabilities for both defense and commercial customers. The company's patent-pending thermal tape technology is designed to help standard satellite manufacturers achieve rapid configuration and integration of their thermal control systems within hours. The founders previously worked at NASA, Terran Orbital, and DuPont.

About NewSpace Nexus

Founded October 2019, NewSpace Nexus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit accelerating the pace of space innovation by uniting and igniting the industry. Through the NewSpace Launchpad, a first-of-its-kind co-innovation hub, stakeholders gain access to workspaces, equipment, programming, rapid prototyping and demonstration, and resources needed for innovation and rapid progress. Services include access to space ecosystem knowledge, public events, and networking; navigation services that provide tailored guidance and direct assistance to fast-track business growth; and collaborative innovation services that ignite product and solution development. Founding partners include the State of New Mexico, Virgin Galactic, AFRL, the U.S. Space Force Space Rapid Capabilities Office, among others. Visit

About AFRL

The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit


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