The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program recently awarded 25 grants for the development of visionary new technologies. Here we’re going to take a closer look at three Phase I awards focused on astronomy and astrophysics.
Modular Active Self-Assembling Space Telescope Swarms
Astrophysics and Technical Study of a Solar Neutrino Spacecraft
Wichita State University
Spectrally-Resolved Synthetic Imaging Interferometer
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Each award is worth up to $125,000 for a nine-month study. Descriptions of the awards are below.