Space Telescope Designer

The app below allows you to design your own space telescope, based on a range of "mission scenarios". You need to select the size of the mirror, the instruments, where it will be launched from and were it will orbit, and even the rocket you'll use. Once it's complete, you can fill in the proposal and even launch your mission. Space is a risky business - will your mission succeed? For a more immersive experience, view it in "Fullpage mode". Or, if you're feeling brave, try it out in Advanced mode...

Please note, this is a new activity and is currently in "beta testing". If you find anything that needs tweaking, or a bug, please tell us using this simple form. We hope to have it bug-free and ready to be used schools by September 2014.