DATE: Thursday, March 3, 2016??
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST??
LOCATION: NASA’s Ames Research Center, via Adobe Connect

On March 3, 2016, NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge, part of the agency’s Centennial Challenge program, will host a “Meet the Competition” online event for the public to learn about the competitors of Ground Tournament 2 (GT-2). The “Meet the Competition” event is also an opportunity for the teams participating in the $5.5 million small satellite technology competition to use an interactive platform to present their mission concepts, technologies and mission designs, and promote their plans for winning the Lunar Derby and Deep Space Derby prizes.

?During the event, which will be live-streamed via Adobe Connect, starting at 1 p.m., social media and members of the public can ask questions to the new teams and learn more about the challenge details. To participate, visit:

This event follows the closed face-to-face team presentations for GT-2, which is the second in a series of competition checkpoints that allow the judges to review the teams’ progress. Following completion of the ground tournaments, Cube Quest will continue with the Lunar and Deep Space Derbies. Competing teams will navigate their own CubeSats into lunar orbit for the Lunar Derby, or up to a range ten times greater than the distance to the moon, referred to as the Deep Space Derby.

NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge is a prize contest for non-government CubeSat developers to be selected as one of three allocated slots on NASA’s Orion capsule’s first unmanned lunar flyby, Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), planned for launch in 2018. To date, ten teams have submitted their plans and designs and are vying for the top five ranks to be announced at a public event scheduled at the end of March.

For more information about the Cube Quest Challenge, visit:

For more information about other challenges and prize opportunities with NASA, visit:

For more information about NASA’s Ames Research Center, which administers the challenge, visit: