During Payload Build Round 1
and Payload Build Round 2
, Winners will have the opportunity to compete for additional awards of $200,000 and $100,000 each. Field Judges will conduct on-site visits in October 2022 and February 2023 to score the progress each Winner has made.
During the Performance Incentive Phase
, NASA intends to provide a suborbital flight test – at no additional cost – to each of the Winners of Payload Build Round 2. During the suborbital flight test, Winners will have the opportunity to compete for an additional award of $150,000 each.