DARPA has no plans to pursue new launch challenge after abrupt ending in March

By Courtney Albon / July 30, 2020 at 12:16 PM
The acting head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Peter Highnam, said today the organization has no plans to pursue a follow-on to the DARPA Launch Challenge, after the competition ended in March without a winner. DARPA announced the launch challenge about two years ago with the goal of demonstrating the ability to quickly respond to emerging launch needs. The program challenged teams to perform two launches within days of one another on very short notice and without key...

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