AFWERX, the catalyst for fostering innovation within the U.S. Air Force, announced New Frontier Aerospace (NFA) as one of 178 top teams selected from the AFWERX Space Challenge initiative to exhibit at EngageSpace, a virtual two-day event on September 29-30.
The initiative is made up of four challenges targeted at creating integrated space operations by leveraging the best in technology: Persistent ISR, DoD Commercial Space Partnerships, Global Space Transport and Delivery (GST&D) and Space Asset Resiliency.
NFA is competing in the GST&D Challenge, which strives to leverage existing and future technologies to create a resupply and delivery system that can quickly and accurately deploy packages, supplies, and equipment anywhere on Earth.
To meet this challenge, NFA proposes its rocket-powered HyperDrone – for global air mobility, hypersonic test, space launch and many other missions.
NFA is competing alongside entrepreneurial startups, small businesses, large enterprises, academic institutions and research labs.
“The solutions submitted for these challenges represent the bleeding edge of space innovation,” stated Brennan Townley, AFWERX Challenge Collaboration Lead. “We’re excited to highlight these innovators and connect them with opportunities across the Space ecosystem.”
“NFA is honored by our selection to participate in EngageSpace. We look forward to demonstrating how our leading edge hardware and flight systems can meet some of the warfighter’s biggest challenges,” said Bill Bruner, NFA CEO.
EngageSpace will connect NFA with other like-minded attendees, industry leaders, individual innovators, academia, investors, as well as military and government leaders. The event will enable government buyers to pursue the most promising innovative solutions to the most pressing and threatening space scenarios.
Register to attend EngageSpace here.