[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 226 (Monday, November 24, 2014)]
[Page 69882]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27714]




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 

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: [email protected].



    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: 

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