NASA: Giant Space Telescopes Built In Orbit

spiderfab, nasa, orbit
Tethers Unlimited has received funding from NASA to be able to construct huge structures in the orbit. The company plans utilizing automated processes and fused-deposition modeling to create SpiderFab including “multiple high-gain antennas in Earth and solar orbit to support a deep-space communications network, long-baseline interferometry systems for terrestrial planet finder programs, and submillimeter astronomy of cosmic structure”. Being delivered to the orbit in the form of raw materials, these structures would potentially build space telescopes with 10 to 100 times larger magnitude than those we have on Earth.
Read more:
The Future of Telescopes
Future Space Technologies
Space Exploration Books
3D Printing
4D Printing

More Posts:

Humanoid Robot To Fight Fire On Board
Tiny Medical Chip To Travel Through Blood Vessels With No Cords Attached
Deus Ex: The Eyeborg Documentary
Audi: First Interactive Digital Showroom (+VIDEO)
Robotic Camera Imitates Human Eye Muscles
The First 3D Printing Photo Booth in Japan
BBC Horizon Special - Tomorrow's World
3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating 'Superorgans'
How Much Would it Cost to Live on the Moon?
Super Bacteria Has a New Enemy: The CRISPR Pill