The MOIRE Program is pursuing revolutionary technology to enable large optical apertures at a greatly reduced cost and mass of current technologies. Information here is from the Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon series.
Three big satellites could monitor the earth in real time with a resolution of 10 meters or better.
Membrane Optical Imager (for) Real-time Exploitation (MOIRE)
MOIRE program uses diffractive membrane optics to increase aperture
─ Provide persistent, real-time video of areas on the Earth from geosynchronous orbit
─ To achieve the desired image resolution from that distance requires a primary aperture of 10 meter (demonstration) to 20 meter (objective) in diameter
SOURCE – Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon series, MOIRE Program
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