• Call for phase 1 submissions

    March 21, 2019
  • Phase 1 submission deadline

    May 16, 2019
  • Phase 1 winners announced

    June 20, 2019
  • Call for Phase 2 submissions

    June 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 overview

    July 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 considerations

    July 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 considerations

    July 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 deadline

    August 28, 2019

    The challenge stopped accepting submissions at 4:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. 

  • current stage

    Phase 2 winners announced

    September 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.