DARPA creating giant folding space telescope from plastic wrap-like material

DARPA creating giant folding space telescope from plastic wrap-like material

Sending large pieces of high-density glass into space is an expensive and tedious endeavor, which is why a new project from the US Defense Department has turned to plastic instead. The US Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) today announced a new plastics-based orbital telescope that can fold out and create considerably larger, lighter and cheaper lenses than traditional glass-based optics. Continue reading…

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DARPA creating giant folding space telescope from plastic wrap-like material

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