This technology will benefit future NASA programs involving small satellites or cluster of small satellites for Earth observation, large aperture space telescopes for Astrophysics, and other game changing technologies involving small satellite swarms. The technology meets NASA strategic goals in Earth Science: to better understand our planet. One of the applications that can benefit from this development is the space imaging monitoring of seismic waves. The project results benefit commercial space industry and other government agencies. The capability of autonomous assembly is attractive to commercial space industry because of potentially low launch costs. The large aperture, error correction, and reconfigurable nature of these space telescopes are attractive to Defense applications as well.More »
|Organizations Performing Work
|Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
|California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
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