- Press Release
- Dec 3, 2022
NASA Announces 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges
NASA today posted this notice. I’m not sure if the venue has been officially secured yet but here’s what was released:
ACTION: Notice of Centennial Challenges 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges.
SUMMARY: This notice is issued in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 2459f-1(d). The 2009 Power Beaming and Tether Challenges are now scheduled and teams that wish to compete may now register. The NASA Centennial Challenges Program is a program of prize contests to stimulate innovation and competition in space exploration and ongoing NASA mission areas. The 2009 Power Beaming Challenge is a prize contest designed to promote the development of new power distribution technologies. The 2009 Tether Challenge is a prize contest designed to develop very strong tether material for use in various structural applications. The Spaceward Foundation is administering both Challenges for NASA.