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

NASA Selects 7 Winners of Entrepreneur’s Challenge for Smallsat Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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