Is there any talk about launching telescopes dedicated to monitoring a single specific celestial object?

Just curious. It seems that for some of the more interesting stars, especially the closer ones, it might be a useful thing to have radio telescopes focused upon them at all times. If ever we detect any appreciable amount of life on a distant planet and have indication that it might be technological, would it behoove us to launch a telescope dedicated just to that world?

The problem is to define interesting. Whatever criteria you use, there well be always dozens of stars that fall into that category. So statistically it pays better to monitor a star for a while, and then to jump to the next.


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