MOIRE: Game Changing 20+ Meter Membrane Diffractive Space Telescopes

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