Chapter Three: Designing for Discovery

Let’s start building! Your space telescope needs to be the size of a tennis court. That’s BIG! Carefully plan how to design and construct it, so that it can fit into its rocket, deploy without being damaged and reach its destination in deep space safely.


Blueprint for Space

Complete the sums then follow the key to unveil the blueprint of your space telescope.

Mega Mirror Engineer

Solve this engineering challenge by designing a mirror that meets the guidelines in your brief.

Keep It Cool

Devise an experiment testing how to keep the infrared camera on your telescope super cool.

Pack Your Payload

Design how to fold up your huge telescope, so it will fit into the rocket taking it to space.

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