Six innovator teams from Phase 2 were invited to participate in MagQuest Phase 3.
Compact Spaceborne Magnetic Observatory (COSMO) CubeSat
University of Colorado Boulder
A CubeSat specifically designed and tested for magnetic cleanliness and accurate data from a compact form factor. A compact scalar-vector magnetometer designed specifically for CubeSats enables high-quality collection of magnetic field data.
CubeSat-powered Geomagnetic Data Collection
Spire Global, Inc.
A modified Cube-Satellite design that could provide greater redundancy and increased magnetic data quality. This system brings modified commercial magnetic sensor technology to Spire’s existing infrastructure for satellites, ground stations, and data processing.
Diamonds in the Sky: Vector Magnetometry for Spaceborne Platforms
SB Technologies, Inc.
Diamond magnetometer technology integrated into a network of CubeSats. The quantum magnetometer features a high dynamic range and intrinsic calibrating capabilities, enabling greater accuracy.
Global Acquisition of Magnetic Measurements at Altitude (GAMMA)
A solution that would add miniature magnetometers as hosted payloads to planned satellite missions and expand a ground-based magnetometer array. The miniature space sensors are cost-effective, and the combination of spaceborne and terrestrial data decreases risk.
Small Integrated Geomagnetic Array (SIGMA)
A CubeSat featuring a 3D magnetometer array that could provide greater precision and accuracy than a comparable fluxgate magnetometer.
Terrestrial and Seafloor Automated Magnetic Observatories
Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
An international network of 103 automated magnetic observatories on land and the seafloor. The observatories could be deployed at almost any global location; automation could deliver continuous data while decreasing staffing and support needs.