A multimillion-dollar competition to advance how we measure Earth’s magnetic field.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is supporting the development of possible magnetic measurement solutions for the World Magnetic Model 2030.MEET THE INNOVATORS
How Magquest is accelerating novel approaches to geomagnetic data collection. Phase 1 was an open call for concepts and Phase 2 was an open call for detailed designs. Six teams invited to refine their designs in Phase 3 and three teams are invited to build, test, and launch their solutions in Phase 4.ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Phase 1: ConceptSpring 2019
Phase 2: DesignSummer 2019
Phase 3: Iterate and refineSpring - Fall 2020
- CURRENT STAGE
Phase 4: Build and launch2021 - 2026
Phase 4 teams will build, test, and launch their solutions to produce high-quality geomagnetic data for the WMM.MEET THE TEAMS
Spire Global and SBQuantum
University of Colorado Boulder
Partners and experts
Teams will have access to experts from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Phase 4bc will also provide teams access to external mentors with interdisciplinary perspectives spanning magnetic measurement, space-based technology engineering, and successful mission management.