TOWARDS ASTRO-1

 

 
ASTRO-1 is a 1.8-meter diameter space telescope with a novel off-axis, unobscured design that delivers a wide field of view for its large digital camera.

ASTRO-1 is a 1.8-meter diameter space telescope with a novel off-axis, unobscured design that delivers a wide field of view for its large digital camera.

Not only will Project Blue look for Earth-like planets right in our backyard, it will be the proving ground for future missions like the ASTRO-1 space observatory, a privately-funded UV-Visible space telescope mission that will provide unprecedented views of the cosmos and alien worlds. 

Building on Hubble's legacy and popularity, ASTRO-1 will use advanced instrumentation and techniques and nearly double the observing efficiency of Hubble, enabling unique measurements of a broad range of celestial targets, while providing vital complementary capabilities to other ground- and space-based facilities such as the James Webb Space Telescope, ALMA, WFIRST, and TESS. ASTRO-1 would be the path for a new generation of UV-visible space telescopes.