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SQUID3 Wins Top Prizes at Johns Hopkins Startup Competitions

Baltimore, MD – SQUID3 Space came out on top at several pitch competitions at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) last week, securing a total of $25,000 in prize awards. The team's drive for innovation in the space industry was recognized at multiple events, including:

The funds will be utilized to advance the spaceflight readiness of 𝛼STRID™ — SQUID3's flagship thermal control tape for next generation of spacecraft. 𝛼STRID™ is currently undergoing several critical environmental tests, including ASTM E595 Outgassing and Thermal Vacuum Cycling, to ensure its performance and reliability in space. 𝛼STRID™ is scheduled to be space-qualified by June, with samples soon to be delivered to several customers.

Warren Su, CEO of SQUID3 Space, received first place prize at HopStart on April 26th, 2024.

"We are immensely grateful for the support and funding provided by the startup ecosystem at JHU, especially from the Pava Marie LaPere Center for Entrepreneurship," said Warren Su, CEO and Co-Founder of SQUID3 Space. "We are open to explore potential collaborations with the wider JHU community, including the Applied Physics Lab, in the upcoming months."

Fuel Accelerator (Spring'24) Demo Day at Pava Center on May 3rd, 2024.

About SQUID3 Space

SQUID3 is building software-definable thermal solutions to help satellite manufacturers integrate their thermal systems 30x faster. The company's adaptable thermal tape technology is designed for standard satellite buses with time-sensitive customers in mind. Today, many satellite manufacturers continue to rely on thermal technologies that were developed two decades ago, leading to prolonged development times. The founders worked at NASA, Terran Orbital, and DuPont.

About Pava Marie LaPere Center for Entrepreneurship

The Pava Center empowers and equips Johns Hopkins students, alumni, and community changemakers to build impactful, sustainable ventures. Grounded in Baltimore, with an eye toward the world, the Center convenes diverse stakeholders and resources to create a dynamic innovation ecosystem. We support founders doing good, creating value and opportunity.


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