A 74 m filled aperture interferometric telescope
The Colossus Consortium
is a world leading group of innovative entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers developing technology innovations allowing 50-100m class dedicated optical structures to be built with the resources now being allocated for general-purpose astronomical telescopes of significantly smaller aperture.
To develop the concept and enabling technology for the world-largest telescope Colossus capable to detect extrasolar life and extraterrestrial civilizations.
To balance the Colossus design against the probability of success with limited resources, time to completion, and the overall cost. To achieve these ingredients of a fundable design in a short time period.