Call for phase 1 submissionsMarch 21, 2019
Phase 1 submission deadlineMay 16, 2019
Phase 1 winners announcedJune 20, 2019
Call for Phase 2 submissionsJune 20, 2019
Phase 2 was open to solvers from Phase 1, as well as new solvers who did not participate in the first phase of the challenge.
Success in Phase 2 may have required greater breadth of expertise, and participants had the opportunity to form expanded teams.
Webinar: Phase 2 overviewJuly 10, 2019
This informational webinar covered the key differences between Phase 1 and Phase 2, including format, fidelity, and a new opportunity to connect with others in the solver community. The session concluded with a live Q&A. Watch the recording here.
Webinar: Technical considerationsJuly 24, 2019
This webinar included a deep dive on magnetometer technologies, potential sources of data interference, and examples of applications. Watch the recording here.
Webinar: Program management considerationsJuly 30, 2019
This webinar included a discussion of how solvers might approach the Concept of Operations (ConOps) for their Phase 2 submissions, as well as program management considerations for risk assessment, schedule, budget, and team structure. Watch the recording here.
Phase 2 submission deadlineAugust 28, 2019
The challenge stopped accepting submissions at 4:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
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Phase 2 winners announcedSeptember 2019
Five (5) winners were nominated by the judging panel according to official Phase 2 selection criteria.
At NGA’s discretion, additional phases of the challenge may follow Phase 2.