• CubeSat Telescope
  • UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer

CubeSat Telescope

Ted Kostiuk, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center

The CubeSat Telescope project aims to demonstrate the design of a compact telescope with fast, reflective optics and an interface, including fiber optic coupling, appropriate for use with UV-Vis-NIR mini-spectrometers. Such a telescope subsystem would have a “standard” instrument interface and be compatible with low-cost, mass-produced spectrometers. This approach can lead to rapid CubeSat instrument development, paving the way for large scale deployment to study planets, Earth and other solar system objects over a broad spectral range (UV-NIR) and enable atmospheric and surface studies on multiple targets at reduced cost and improved efficiency and science return.