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Event Outline

Date: Friday, December 17, 2021, 14:00-18:15

- Online
- Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall (COREDO Muromachi 1 4F/5F, 2-2-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022)
* In principle, residents outside Japan will attend online.



13:30 Reception starts, venue opens
14:00 Opening Ceremony
14:00-14:25 Introduction of judges, awards and judging process
14:25–14:35 1. Business of Recycling Abandoned Ships And Shipwrecks
Team Name: BRASAS / Representative: Mr. Yuya Shibata
Abandoned boats are present throughout the world as marine debris that causes secondary disasters such as water pollution and disasters. We will reuse the abandoned boat and support aquaculture.
By equipping abandoned boats collected from local governments with an automatic navigation module and ocean sensing function that utilize satellite data, it will be transformed into an automatic navigation ship that can acquire data necessary for aquaculture and assist marine operations. We will reform aquaculture while solving the problem of abandoned boats.
14:35–14:45 2. Improving small spacecraft mobility with a hybrid kick motor
Team Name: Letara / Representative: Dr. Landon Kamps
Most satellites rideshare to space, but since there are currently no safe and fast thrusters, these satellites are unable to move from their rideshare orbits and have no prospect for future traffic management. We are offering a safe and fast spacecraft thruster which will enable rideshare satellites to change orbits freely. In the future, we expect that a network of space transportation hubs will be constructed – in Earth, Lunar, and Mars orbits. In this future, our thrusters will become even more important as a method of last mile transportation to deliver spacecraft from major space hubs to their final destinations.
14:45–14:55 3. Lunar Night Survival as a Service
Team Name: Moonlode / Representative: Dr. Andrew Barton
More than 30 organisations around the world are developing lunar surface equipment today, aiming to fly on commercial landers in the next 1-5 years. Some of them are planning to spend over $50M on their mission, which without lunar night survival capability, will operate for less than 2 weeks on the Moon.
Moonlode's Survival product range enables small, integrated and modular solutions to support equipment to survive the lunar night. The solution would be modular and space-qualified. The Survival product range, and associated product customizations and consulting, has the potential to generate US$30M of revenue over the next 10 years, just in the beachhead market of lander-mounted equipment.
From this beachhead, Moonlode will expand into the much bigger markets for infrastructure on the Moon.
14:55–15:05 4. Development of an ocean observation system for efficient exploration of marine resources
Team Name: MizLinx / Representative: Ms. Naho Yashiro
We will develop an ocean observation system to improve the efficiency of marine resource exploration. Marine resources can be divided into fishery resources and seabed resources such as rare metals. Currently we are developing a system to solve the problem of the fishery industry to realize a sustainable fishery. In the future, our goal is to create a marine data platform service that can be used in all maritime industries, including the exploration of seabed resources.
15:05-15:15 Break
15:15–15:25 5. Static Electricity Detection Service in Space
Representative: Nano Q / Representative: Mr. Yuji Ota
Preventing electrostatic damage to satellites is essential for advancing into the mid-orbit zone and for operating a large number of satellites. We propose a service to detect static electricity, which has been a problematic cause of unpredictable accidents in space development for half a century. Using silicon optical technology, it‘s possible to develop an electrostatic detection sensor that can be used safely in space. The company will sell static electricity detection modules to the space industry, which is struggling to deal with static electricity. We will start our business in the space field and expand it to the ground field.
15:25–15:35 6. Suijin - Water Quality Measurement from Space
Team Name: Oceo Water Private Limited / Representative: Mr. Vikram Gulecha
Suijin provides satellite-based hydrological analysis for remote water quality monitoring for lake, ponds and other open water bodies. Unlike conventional costly and time-consuming sample collection and IoT based point measurement methods used in lake water quality analysis, our services can help detect, predict and forecast productivity of lakes at a high rate of precision without physically being present on the field.
15:35–15:45 7. EcoSpace : IOT Satellite the Wildfire Early Warning Detection Systems
Team Name: EcoSpace / Representative: Ms. Kanchanit Thumrongboonkate
EcoSpace provide the wildfire early warning system detection by leverage the IOT Satellite communication in non-internet coverage area example forest. By the combination of ground sensors and IOT satellite, we can provide the early stage of wildfire monitoring. EcoSpace's Prototypes was successfully tested with IOT Satellite of the University of Tokyo during Oct 2020 to Mar 2021.
15:45–15:55 8. ChipSpace
Team Name: ChipSpace / Representative: Ms. Maria Victoria Alonsoperez
ChipSpace is a platform that correlates data from Chipsafer's terrestrial sensors with purchased Axelspace satellite imagery in order to assist livestock farmers increase their yield by making better use of the resources they have, such as land and water, while also contributing to regenerative farming. More precisely, this combined Chipsafer and satellite data can help farmers: detect pasture quality/ degradation early on; improve their management at the farm level; and achieve timely selection of rotation areas for better pasture management. In a latter phase, this data can additionally be used to delaminate grazing areas and assess if farms are emitting or sequestering carbon.
15:55-16:05 Break
16:05–16:15 9. Providing interorbital transport services with the aim of offering repair services on the ISS
Team Name: MiNi-D / Representative: Mr. Ken Kawasaki
We will provide satellite transport services utilizing transfer equipment between near-Earth orbits (low orbit to geostationary orbit). The same transfer equipment will be used to transport satellites to the ISS and perform repair services. We will start by providing transport services, with the aim of offering repair services in the future.
16:15–16:25 10. Solid Knitting Machine: A Novel 3D Printing Technique Which Makes Physical Objects Updatable
Team Name: Solidknit / Representative: Mr. Yuichi Hirose
We enable manufacturing and recycling in space by developing a Solid Knitting Machine, a novel 3D printing technique using knitting. Solid knitting is our unique method to knit solid and dense objects. Thanks to the nature of knitting, the machine can make it possible to "unwind a chair to reknit it into a desk," which we call "update of physical objects." Since it needs tremendous costs to deliver objects to space, the high recyclability of our technology is drastically advantageous.
16:25–16:35 11. Energy Orbit
Team Name: Entropy Research & Development / Representative: Mr. Shubham Gosavi
Power generation and management perform a substantial role in the satellite industry. The increasing annual number of satellites in Low Earth orbit will drastically heighten the need for continuous power. Currently, satellites implement a traditional method for power generation using the solar panel and radioisotope generator (RTG) with battery storage capacity. Such a system increases the weight, cost, and valuable space. And it can be lower by 15-25% by introducing Energy orbit (E-orbit), which is the concept of laser power transmission to customer satellites in LEO with 1600 Energy Satellite (E-Sat). E-Sat will also provide multiple services like energy transfer, orbit transfer, and de-orbiting to LEO-based satellites. Hence, customers will save a lot of money after accessing services from E-Orbit and generate new economic value with space sustainability.
16:35–16:45 12. Software as a Service for satellite collision avoidance with space situational awareness by using star trackers
Team Name: Star Signal Solutions / Representative: Mr. Akihiro Iwaki
This is a satellite operation software as-a-service for national governments and private businesses that are overburdened with preventing traffic accidents in outer space due to unclear space conditions. Utilizing satellite onboard star trackers for space environment observation, highly accurate and extensive space condition monitoring can be achieved at extremely low cost. By using this observation data to provide appropriate and accurate navigation information, it streamlines satellite collision avoidance operations, which are irregular and inefficient risk response activities, and protects customer satellites and the space environment.
16:45–16:55 Break

Special talks

S-Booster 2021 Final Selection Talk Session
Theme: S-Booster and the Rise of Commercial Space

  1. Videos featuring past prize winners
    Mr. Wataru Chino / Ashirase, Inc. (2019 Grand Prize)
    Mr.Tushar Jadhav / Manastu Space (2019 Special Judges' Prize)
    Mr. Kohei Nishida / TOWING Inc. (2019 SKY Perfect JSAT Prize)
  2. Panel discussion (in person at the venue)
    • Panelists:
    Mr.Hidetaka Aoki (Space Business Evangelist)
    Mr.Noriaki Ozaki (TX Entrepreneur Partners)
    Ms. Ayako Matsumoto / ANA HOLDINGS INC. (2017 Grand Prize)
    • Moderator:
    Mr. Kojiro Hatada / SPACETIDE Foundation
17:40–17:45 Break
17:45–18:12 Announcement of results, Award Ceremony
1. Comment from the chief special judge
2. Sponsor Prizes(1 idea / prize)
3. JAXA Prize(1 idea)
4. Asia-Oceania Prize(1 idea)
5. Special Judges’ Prize(1 idea)
6. Grand Prize(1 idea)
18:12-18:15 General comments and closing remarks
18:15 Closing


There was an exhibition by the sponsors in the foyer.

<Exhibitors (In Japanese alphabetical order of company names)>

NTT DOCOMO, INC., SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, Sony Group Corporation, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.


List of Winners S-Booster 2021

The following prizes were awarded after an intensive discussion.

Name of prize Idea name / Team name
Grand Prize EcoSpace : IOT Satellite the Wildfire Early Warning Detection Systems
Special Judges' Prize Software as a Service for satellite collision avoidance with space situational awareness by using star trackers
Star Signal Solutions
Asia-Oceania Prize Improving small spacecraft mobility with a hybrid kick motor
Sponsor Prize
SKY Perfect JSAT Prize
Energy Orbit
Entropy Research & Development
Sony Group Prize
EcoSpace : IOT Satellite the Wildfire Early Warning Detection Systems
The Dai-ichi Life Prize
Development of an ocean observation system for efficient exploration of marine resources
Honda R&D Prize
Development of an ocean observation system for efficient exploration of marine resources
JAXA Prize Solid Knitting Machine: A Novel 3D Printing Technique Which Makes Physical Objects Updatable
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