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Evaluation Panel
The Evaluation Panel judges have been carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience. Each judge scores and comments on the submissions assigned to them. Each valid submission will receive five sets of reviews that have been statistically normalized.
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Selection Committee
The Selection Committee judges will review the top-scoring submissions and select up to four Winners based on the resulting rank order from the Evaluation Panel, the scoring rubric, and the diversity of solutions. Winners will receive an initial award of $200,000.
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Field Judges
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 January and June 2022 to score the progress each Winner has made. NASA intends to award a suborbital flight test to each of the Winners of Payload Build Round 2.
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