Unistellar started when its four founders (three scientists and one industrial engineer) shared a similar experience about hobby astronomy. They remember when at the age of 14, they first saw the Andromeda galaxy, the most prominent deep-sky object in the Northern Hemisphere.
After one hour of patiently studying the sky and carefully pointing their telescope, they finally caught in the eyepiece a strange misty gray stain. All of them had expected to see a vibrantly colorful disk of light like they saw on TV and in books.
Many years later, Arnaud Malvache had an idea: What if we used a low-light sensor to progressively intensify the light we see through the eyepiece of a telescope? He discussed this idea with the other founders… And thus began our journey, the Unistellar’s journey.
After three years of development, Unistellar has made a fully functional prototype. In early summer 2017it was shown around in Europe and in the USA. The company has now started the manufacturing of as a final product, the eVscope.