What is the NASA Cube Quest Challenge?

The Cube Quest Challenge, sponsored by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate Centennial Challenge Program, offers a total of $5 million to teams that meet the challenge objectives of designing, building and delivering flight-qualified, small satellites capable of advanced operations near and beyond the moon.

Cube Quest teams will have the opportunity to compete for a secondary payload spot on the first mission of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will launch atop the Space Launch System rocket in early 2018.

The competition includes three stages: Ground Tournaments, Deep Space Derby, and Lunar Derby.

Learn more about the Cube Quest Challenge.

How can ATLAS help you win the Cube Quest Challenge?

Let us handle the data management and ground communications for your mission. You’re competing and building a cubesat for a deep space mission - the last thing you should have to worry about is what antenna you need to communicate with back on Earth. ATLAS on the other hand, that’s all we do.

The ATLAS team is excited about the opportunities that the Cube Quest Challenge brings to students, teams and companies. ATLAS was founded with the idea of making space accessible to all users. We want to help your team be as successful as possible on your mission, to the moon and beyond.

Interested in teaming with us?

Send us an email - we would love to hear more about your design and how our network can help you become the winning team.

ATLAS is as excited about the Cube Quest challenge as you are - and, we want every team competing to have the best chance possible at winning. We’re interested in investing in great minds, expanding the scope of New Space – YOU! If you don’t win a prize, ATLAS won’t charge you a dollar to use our network.