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NASA Selects 7 Winners of Entrepreneur’s Challenge for Smallsat Tech

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Seven startups each won $90,000 in awards to develop technologies that can support small satellite science missions for NASA.

The space agency said Saturday it held a two-round competition to select the winners from a pool of 44 participants in the Entrepreneur’s Challenge.

The competition sought sensors, electronic systems and autonomous detection technologies for smallsats; sensors made of materials with non-natural properties; and instruments that can detect signs of life in oceanic environments.

A panel of judges downselected 10 companies that each received $10,000 then presented their entries. Seven finalists from two of the three focus areas secured additional prizes worth $80,000.

The seven winners of the Entrepreneur’s Challenge are:

  • Morpheus Space
  • Multiscale Systems
  • Nebula Compute
  • Niobium Microsystems
  • OAM Photonics
  • Resilient Computing
  • Zephyr Computing
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