Hopefully I am not being too optimistic in posting this, but the team agreement and final rules are at their last stop with NASA, and I am hopeful that we will be able to get them to you in the very near future. Once they are approved and notices published, we will be able to post them to the web and open registration.
Here are some more details on registration:
– There will be a form online to begin the registration process. Once you fill out an inquiry, you will receive a dated copy of the team agreement. Once you submit a signed team agreement (and it is signed here at WPI), your registration fee will be due. You can pay online via credit card or by check. If you seek to make payments in installments, that will be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.
– Regular Registration ($3000) will close on 2-Jan-2012 at 11:59 PM. After that, registration is subject to judge committee approval and will be at the late registration fee ($5000).
– Once your team has registered, you will be given a single team account to log into the forum. This forum is what you may use to officially submit questions for review and discuss the challenge. All questions and answers will be made public through the FAQ. If you submit a question through a private channel (like email), I will likely remind you, before it is answered, that the question and answer do become public. However, there is no penalty for early submission of a preliminary proposal (or resubmitting particularly in the case of significant change in your design.. in fact it’s expected). Any proposals or other documentation submitted to the judge committee to comply with required deadlines is confidential.
I hope to have excellent news very soon for everyone hoping to compete!