I have read about ground-based Very Long Baseline Interferometry telescope arrays able to achieve huge resolution at IR/visible wavelengths. There are also space-ground VLBI configurations in operation today that work at radio wavelengths.
- Is it feasible to employ many space-based optical/IR telescopes to achieve a high angular resolution visible light image of something the size of Jupiter? (Maybe during a transit or occultation, since it would be faint on its own.)
- What would the separation need to be for a space telescope array of that size?
- Would it be overly difficult to get precise enough timing, or to synchronize the relative motions of the orbiters or to deconvolve that motion from the sources?
- Could it be made of many considerably smaller widely separated mirrors, or would it be better to use a fewer number of large mirrors?