NASA’s next space telescope may not be executable in its current form.

As noted in comments, making it a tech demonstrator effectively puts it on the chopping block next time it overruns. I think that NASA has to start with a clean sheet of paper how such instruments should be designed and built, in the coming age of low-cost launch and space assembly.

1 comment on this post.
  1. ken anthony:

    Are telescopes really that difficult to build? Is this the first time anyone’s ever made one?