According to the provisional design, the three-mirror telescope features a aperture, a focal length of and a field of view of , over which the instrument provides diffraction-limited performance. A central part of size of the field of view is devoted to spectroscopic radial velocity measurements (Radial Velocity Spectrometer, or RVS), while the two regions making up the rest of the field are devoted to medium-band photometry in a number of bands depending on the photometric system that will finally be adopted (Medium-Band Photometer, or MBP). The first portion of the preceding region of the MBP actually works without filters (i.e. in the band) and is used as a dedicated sky mapper to detect objects crossing the field of view and to cross-identify them with those observed by the astrometric instruments. The RVS is a slitless spectrograph consisting of a collimating lens, a disperser and an imaging lens, working at unit magnification in a symmetrical configuration. The spectrum of the object crossing the field of view is spread across scan over about 600 pixels and the radial velocity is derived from the Doppler shift of some spectral lines in the wavelength range 850-875 nm. The CCDs covering the focal plane are operated in TDI, giving an integration time per scan of 3 s per band in the MBP and 30 s per spectra in the RVS. A CCD with a QE curve shifted towards the red with respect to that used in the Astros and with a square pixel of side, the so called , is used in order to optimize the instrument for the wavelength range chosen for radial velocity measurements. The spectral and spatial resolution are thus about and 0.5 arcsec/pixel, respectively.