This will take many, many years but that is the nature of this game.
As I had mentioned before several times the technology is here for nighttime observations and the main limitation is optical magnification, waiting for mass produced equipment to resolve research problems had very rarely solved the research problems, only custom made, tailored equipment for "the problem at hand" usually is the way to move forward, but many people do not even know the basic physics behind the problems.
1- In daylight using a dual optical system, a spotter in IR for detection and a "resolver" of high optical magnification, estimations suggest a 150x optical magnification for the resolver.
2- In nighttime again a dual system: A spotter using relatively low optical magnification and image intensifier and a "resolver" of around 150x optical magnification with "high" aperture to maximize the collecting of light and image intensifier. This kind of system will be heavy and likely have to be all motorized.
The technology to do this is already here, dual optical systems for daylight observations had been used for some years now, but a dual optical system fully capable of nighttime observations nobody as far as I know had used regularly.