UK tech to aid private space shot
The UK’s Astronomy Technology Centre (UK ATC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bigelow.
UK ATC has developed an infrared sensor for the US-European James Webb Space Telescope.
Bigelow’s space telescope concepts include operating beyond the Moon, more than one million kilometres away at one of the Lagrange points – gravitational “sweet spots” where spacecraft can hold station without expending too much fuel.
But before any deep space mission UK technology could be tested onboard the private space station Bigelow is planning.
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