Telescope Characteristics and Capabilities
In early 2011, NASA was given access to residual hardware (shown as drawings below) that could form the basis of a space based observatory. This equipment has the potential to greatly reduce the cost of a major facility. It consists of 2 sets of space qualified telescope hardware with a 2.4 meter f/1.2, lightweight ULE primary mirror configured in an f/8 system with 0 Diameter and the wavefront quality is less than 60 nm rms. The system is designed for actuated secondary mirror positioning. See the materials below for more details on this hardware.