[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 226 (Monday, November 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27714]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

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Notice of Centennial Challenges Cube Quest Challenge

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
SUMMARY: This notice is issued in accordance with 51 U.S.C. 20144(c).
    The Cube Quest (CQ) Challenge is scheduled and teams that wish to 
compete may now register. Centennial Challenges is a program of prize 
competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of interest and 
value to NASA and the nation. The Cube Quest Challenge is a prize 
competition designed to encourage development of new technologies or 
application of existing technologies in unique ways to advance cubsat 
communication and propulsion systems. NASA is providing the prize 
purse.

DATES: Challenge registration opens December 2, 2014 and the 
competition will conclude one year after the NASA Provided launch 
opportunity is launched for the challenge.

ADDRESSES: The Cube Quest Challenge will be conducted in the cis-lunar 
and trans-lunar locations in space.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To register for or get additional 
information regarding the Cube Quest Challenge, please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/cubequestchallenge. For general information on the NASA 
Centennial Challenges Program please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/challenges. General questions and comments regarding the program should 
be addressed to Sam Ortega, Centennial Challenges Program, NASA 
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35812. Email address: hq-stmd-centennialchallenges@mail.nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary

    Competitors will design, build, and launch a cubesat to a lunar 
distance and or beyond. Prizes will be awarded for; putting a cubesat 
into a stable lunar orbit, communicating the largest amount of data 
from the lunar distance in a 30 minute time frame and in a 28 day time 
frame, communicating the largest amount of data from 4,000,000 
kilometers from Earth in a 30 minute time frame and in a 28 day time 
frame, for being the last cube sat communicating and for communicating 
from the furthest distance from Earth.

I. Prize Amounts

    The total Cube Quest prize purse is $5,00,000 (five million U.S. 
dollars). Prizes will be offered for entries that meet specific 
requirements detailed in the Rules.

II. Eligibility

    To be eligible to win a prize, competitors must:
    (1) Register and comply with all requirements in the rules,
    (2) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and 
maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the 
case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, 
shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States,
    (3) Not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the 
scope of their employment.

III. Rules

    The complete rules for the Cube Quest Challenge can be found at: 
http://www.nasa.gov/cubequest.

Cheryl Parker,
NASA Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-27714 Filed 11-21-14; 8:45 am]
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