Monocle Technology Highlight

The Monocle prototype is a new approach to designing telescopes and ground systems.


Monocle is an automated, environmentally shielded, electro-optical ground telescope that enables a network sensor approach. The patented prototype utilizes a unique pointing and tracking system that allows the telescope’s optics and instrumentation to be fully enclosed within a dome. These novel design features transcend existing limitations of ground-based telescopy, and its wireless communications permit it to be operated remotely. Development of a scalable network of Monocles will provide “unfettered access to space” and ensure observational capacity of resident space objects keeps pace with the ever-growing number of vehicles on orbit.