Experiments to do in deep space at 40% of c

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The resolution on an interferometry array increases when you add distance. Targets' separation would resolve as the ship moves.

Over large distances it would be tricky because of light lag. The solar system would have very large numbers of dishes before we launch any interstellar missions. Astronomers in the solar system could send the data stream focused on multiple targets. Someone inside the space ship could select which target to focus the ship's big dish on. It would be a multiple choice type scenario but based information available years (light distance) ago. It is also possible that a target of opportunity would emerge and so the big dish would aim at that point and assume people in the solar system recognize the same opportunity and focus their dishes too. You would not see the results of that effort for at least twice the light lag time.
 
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Thanks everyone, I got some good ideas from this thread :)
 

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