During System Build Round 1
and System Build Round 2
, Winners will each have the opportunity to win additional awards of $200,000 and $100,000, respectively. Field Judges will conduct on-site visits in October 2024 and March 2025 to score the progress each Winner has made.
To win an additional award of $150,000 during the Performance Incentive Phase
, a Winner must meet or exceed targets outlined in the Technical Guidelines
and integrate a payload into a flight vehicle – both of which will be assigned by NASA – within a five-month timeframe.