The Academy provides the necessary equipment for the installation of each node in the network, while the partners provide the buildings that house the telescopes and the infrastructure needed to support the observatory.
FTN control is housed on an Academy Cadet Space Operations Center (CSOC) server and is based on an architecture designed to facilitate remote use by multiple users.
The journey began in 2010 when CSSAR, partnering with four higher educational institutes in Colorado, developed the idea. The 4 institutes in Colorado have now become 13 global institutes where observatories will be located.
If you have questions about FTN, would like more information about utilizing the telescopes, or have questions concerning STEM Outreach opportunities, please contact the Falcon Telescope Network
2354 Fairchild Drive, Suite 2A111
USAF Academy, CO 80840