NIAC Phase II Award: High Étendue Multiple Object Spectrographic Telescope

High Étendue Multiple Object Spectrographic Telescope (Credit: Tom Ditto)

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program
Phase II Award: Up to $500,000 for 2 Years

The High Étendue Multiple Object Spectrographic Telescope (THE MOST)
Tom Ditto
3DeWitt LLC

The largest animal ever to exist, the blue whale, has its enormous size because it floats in water. In outer space at zero-G there should be relaxed restrictions on the aperture and collection area of telescopes. Unfortunately, NASA has struggled for decades to launch a space telescope that enjoys even a fraction of the size of large ground telescopes.

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