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SQUID3 wins 2nd Place in S-Booster 2023, Hosted by JAXA and Japan's Cabinet Office

SQUID3 Space has earned the distinguished runner-up prize at the sixth annual S-Booster, Japan's premier space startup competition. Launched in 2017 by the Cabinet Office of Japan, S-Booster has been pivotal in promoting the growth of new space economy within the region.


Left to Right: Varadarajan Krish (IiRA Consulting), Naoko Yamazaki (Astronaut), Ryosuke Shibasaki (University of Tokyo), Wee Meng Thoo (Leonie Hill Capital), Warren Su (SQUID3), Laura Anderson (OneGlobalVenture), Damrongrit Niammuad (GISTDA)

Out of the 150+ startup teams that applied, SQUID3 distinguished itself and was awarded the Special Judge's Prize (審査員特別賞), following a highly competitive evaluation process that included document reviews and two rounds of presentations by a judging panel of three industry experts, three investors, and one former astronaut.


Warren Su, CEO of SQUID3 Space, pitched at the final round in Tokyo, Japan on November 16th, 2023.

"We are immensely grateful for this honor and extend our congratulations to all the award-winning teams. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to the mentors who have been instrumental in refining our pitch over recent months. This milestone enables us to engage with Japan's incredible space ecosystem, opening doors for potential domestic R&D collaborations," said Warren Su, CEO and Co-Founder of SQUID3 Space.


S-Booster 2023 was co-hosted by JAXA, SPACETIDE and GISTDA, and sponsored by SONY, ANA, HONDA, Mitsui, SkyPerfect JSAT, Shiseido, etc.

Additionally, SQUID3 has earned an invitation to the AXELA space accelerator program by the SPACETIDE Foundation, an opportunity exclusively reserved for the top three finalists of S-Booster.



About SQUID3 Space

SQUID3 is building the next-generation thermal control system for rapid satellite development. Satellite manufacturers today are still using outdated thermal technologies developed 20 years ago that struggle to roll up into launch configurations quickly. Our dynamic thermal tape aims to save manufacturers' thermal development time from mission to mission.


SQUID3’s team consists of experts in thermal, systems, integration, materials & processes, and electro-optical engineering. We come from NASA JPL, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Terran Orbital, DuPont, and TASA.

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