|FUTURE OF SPACE TELESCOPES
The European Space Agency is
working on new generation of space telescopes. They have
a project that will use Infrared technology to explore space and The
`Far InfraRed and Submillimetre Telescope' (FIRST) will perform
photometry and spectroscopy in the 60-670 micron range. The design
of this space telescope is shown on the right.
NASA (National Aeronautics and
Space Agency) has a new generation space telescope. They want to have
several different types of space telescopes on the satellite. NASA has
asked several companies to design a space telescope. These companies
will submit a design and then NASA scientists and engineers will
choose the company with the best design. Below are some of the designs
they are working on. To learn more about which design is chosen check
NASA’s website (http://www.nasa.gov).